Executive Team

CEO

Arni Oddur Thordarson

Arni Oddur Thordarson is Marel's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He has extensive international business experience within the industrial sector. Before taking up his current position as Marel’s CEO in November 2013 he was the CEO of Eyrir Invest, which he co-founded in 2000. Thordarson served on the Board of Directors of Marel between 2005 and 2013, the majority of the time as Chairman. Thordarson also serves as non-executive director in Fokker Technologies.

Education
MBA, IMD, Switzerland, Cand. Oecon. in Business Administration, University of Iceland

Holdings in Marel
131,869*


CFO

Linda Jonsdottir

Linda Jonsdottir is Marel's Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She has been Marel’s Corporate Director of Treasury and Investor Relations since 2009. Before joining Marel, Linda worked in Treasury and Financing for Eimskip, Burdarás and Straumur Investment Bank. She has also served as board member in the Enterprise Investment Fund (Framtakssjodur Islands) since 2010.

Education
M.Sc. in Finance from Reykjavík University and Cand.Oecon in Business Administration from the University of Iceland

Holdings in Marel
158,500


Other members (in alphabetical order)

Folkert Bölger

Folkert Bölger is Marel's Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain. Bölger has extensive global managerial experience in supply, procurement and operational positions. Before joining Marel he was the Vice President of Operations and Procurement at Bang & Olufsen (Denmark) and has as well held various management positions at Philips and Siemens-VDO in Asia, Central Europe and Europe.

Education
M.Sc. in CPIM and Ir. M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Technische Universiteit Delft

Holdings in Marel
0


Vidar Erlingsson

Vidar Erlingsson is Marel's Executive Vice President of Innovation. Erlingsson has been with Marel’s innovation team since 2000 and has led the Product Center Inspection since 2010.

Education
M.Sc. in Engineering from DTU in Denmark and B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iceland

Holdings in Marel
65,000


Petur Gudjonsson

Petur Gudjonsson is Marel's Executive Vice President of Commercial. He joined Marel in 1984 as a Programmer in electronic design. Before taking up his current post in 2009 he served in numerous different positions for Marel, including General Manager for Marel in Canada and Sales Director for Marel Iceland and Denmark.

Education
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iceland

Holdings in Marel
219,430


Jesper Hjortshoj

Jesper Hjortshoj is Marel’s Managing Director (EVP) of Further Processing. He has been with Marel since 2006 and has during that time served in several different positions including Marketing Manager, Product Center Manager and Manager Strategy and Portfolio for Global Innovation.

Education
Master of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Aarhus University

Holdings in Marel
0


David Freyr Oddsson

David Freyr Oddsson is Marel's Executive Vice President of Human Resources. He joined Marel in 2011 as HR Director in the International Sales and Service Network. He took up his current post in 2013. Before joining Marel, he worked at Straumur Investment Bank as Global Head of Human Resources and Corporate Services 2006-2011 and as an HR Consultant at Capacent 1999-2006.

Education
MBA from Reykjavik University, Cand. Theologius from University of Iceland

Holdings in Marel
135,000


Sigurdur Olason

Sigurdur Olason is Marel's Managing Director (EVP) of Fish. Olason worked in Marel’s product development department between 2001 and 2006. He started his current position in May 2014. Before rejoining Marel, Olason was Manager of Business Development with Samherji, one of Iceland’s leading seafood companies.

Education
MBA from the Brisbane Graduate School of Business; B.Sc. in Computer Science and B.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Iceland

Holdings in Marel
0


Arni Sigurdsson

Arni Sigurdsson is Marel's Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. Sigurdsson has extensive experience in the finance and investment management industry. Before joining Marel in January 2014 he worked for AGC Partners as Associate. Prior to that he worked at Landsbankinn where he was instrumental in advising Marel on the acquisition of Stork Food Systems.

Education
MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iceland

Holdings in Marel
100,000


Anton de Weerd

Anton de Weerd is Marel's Managing Director (EVP) of Poultry. He has been with Marel and its predecessors since 1982 and during that time has served in many different positions including Sales Engineer, Area Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, General Sales Manager, Commercial Director, Managing Director, and President. He took up his current post in 2007.

Education
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Avans University

Holdings in Marel
15,000


David Wilson

David Wilson is the Marel's Managing Director (EVP) of Meat (as of April 1, 2017). He has been with Marel and its predecessors since 1998. Before taking up his current position in March 2012 he served as Senior Vice President for Marel’s Poultry Industry Center in Gainesville, U.S.

Education
M.Sc. in Animal Science and Honors B.Sc. in Agricultural Business Management from Aberdeen University

Holdings in Marel
27,300


* Arni Oddur Thordarson is also a major shareholder of Eyrir Invest hf., which on 15 May 2017 held 190,366,838 shares in Marel hf. (25.88% of total issued shares).

See also:

Board of Directors