Arnar Thor Masson

Mr. Masson has been on Marel's Board of Directors since 2001 and its vice-chairman since 2013.

Vice-chairman

Arnar Thor Masson is the former Chief Human Resources and Strategy Officer at Isavia, a company that handles the operations and development of all airports in Iceland. Before that, Masson was an alternate director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, an investment and development bank that works primarily with private sector clients in developing economies. Before joining EBRD, he was Director-General in the Prime Minister’s Office in Iceland, overseeing organizational changes and coordinating the implementation of cross-cutting policy and strategic initiatives.

Prior to that, he worked in the Ministry of Finance and was responsible for public sector reforms, performance management, and state-owned enterprise governance. From 2000-2008 Masson held an adjunct lecturer position at the Department of Political Science of the University of Iceland. Masson has experience in corporate strategy, human resources, corporate social responsibility and finance and has worked with emerging markets. He has done executive courses for board directors both at Harvard Business School in the US and IMD in Switzerland.

He has no interest links with Marel's main customers' competitors or major shareholders

Education

  • MSc, Comparative Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • BA, Political Science, University of Iceland

Elected

  • 2013 Vice-chairman
  • 2001 Board Director

Sub-committees

  • Remuneration Committee
  • Audit Committee (chair)
  • Nomination Committee (chair)

Holdings in Marel

  • 0 (as of year-end 2019)

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