Linda Jónsdóttir has been appointed as new CFO of Marel


Marel has appointed Linda Jónsdóttir as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with immediate effect.

Erik Kaman, who has been CFO of Marel since 2008, will be available for assistance and orderly handover until 1 March 2015.

Árni Oddur Thórdarson, CEO of Marel:

“I want to thank Erik Kaman for his important contribution to Marel in the past years. I am delighted to announce the appointment of Linda Jónsdóttir as new CFO. Linda has shown great leadership talent in her previous management role for Marel and I am convinced that she will strengthen our Executive Team and play a key role in further aligning execution with our strategy.”

Linda Jónsdóttir is 36 years old and holds a M.Sc. degree in Finance and Cand.Oecon degree in Business Administration. Before joining Marel, Linda worked in Treasury and Financing for Eimskip, Burðarás and Straumur Investment Bank and she has served as board member in the Enterprise Investment Fund (Framtakssjóður Íslands) since 2010.

Consequently, Audbjörg Ólafsdóttir will now become Corporate Director of Investor Relations and Communications and Bjarki Björnsson will become Corporate Director of Treasury and Financing.

Audbjörg Ólafsdóttir joined Marel last year as a Specialist in Investor Relations. She holds an M.A. degree in International Economics and a B.A. degree in Political Science. Before joining Marel she worked at the European Union Delegation to Iceland, Islandsbanki and as a journalist with Reuters and the Icelandic Financial News (Viðskiptablaðið).

Bjarki Björnsson joined Marel in 2011 as Specialist in Treasury. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Investment Management and a degree in Business Administration. Before joining Marel he worked for SP-Fjarmognun latest as a Treasury manager.

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