28/04/14 Updated 02/04/19

New Managing Director of Marel Fish

Marel is pleased to announce the appointment of Sigurdur Ólason to the position of Managing Director of the Fish Industry Center as of 1 May 2014.

Sigurdur Ólason
Sigurður Ólason

Sigurdur will become a member of Marel’s executive team and report directly to Árni Oddur Thórdarson, CEO of Marel. Sigurdur will be succeeding Jón Birgir Gunnarsson who is leaving the company.

Marel is thankful to Jón Birgir Gunnarsson for his important contribution and achievements during his employment for Marel and wishes him all the best in the future.

Sigurdur Ólason is 41 years old and has extensive, international experience within the seafood industry. He is familiar with Marel as he worked in Marel’s product development between the years 2001 to 2006.

During the last six years, he was Manager of Business Development with Samherji, one of Iceland's leading seafood companies, and related companies.

Sigurdur has an MBA degree from the Brisbane Graduate School of business, a B.Sc. degree in computer science and a B.Sc. degree in engineering from the University of Iceland.

Marel wishes Sigurdur Ólason every success in his new role and welcomes him back to Marel.