Astvaldur Johannsson

Mr. Johannsson has been on Marel's Board of Directors since 2014.

Board director

Astvaldur Johannsson is Business Development Director at Controlant, a real-time monitoring Internet of Things (IoT) software solution company. His previous international business experience includes senior management positions within different markets at Össur hf., a global medical devices manufacturer and as an Executive Director leading the international division of Valitor hf., an eCommerca payment solutions and services provider Johannsson served as a member of the Executive Team of the IT company Nyherji hf., as Sales and Marketing Director at Penninn, and as a system analyst expert in the IT sector focusing on process design and development.

Johannsson is a proactive professional with extensive international experience of leadership within a multi-national culture and cross-functional environments, both on the executive and on a board level. He has a comprehensive background and knowledge in formulating and implementing policy and strategy, leading and integrating new businesses and initiatives to improve business performance.  

Johannsson has a solid background in managing business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales and marketing, business development, supply chain, outsourcing, negotiating, contracts and product management along with operations knowledge and experience in varying industries with progressive and successful organizations.

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


  • MBA, University of Iceland
  • BS, Management Information Systems, Heriot-Watt University


  • 2014


  • Audit committee

Holdings in Marel

  • 0 (as of year-end 2019)

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