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Iceland Seafood International is a worldwide sales, processing and marketing group for a variety of frozen, fresh, salted and dried seafood and seafood products.

Headquartered in Iceland with three operating divisions incorporating eleven subsidiaries in Europe and North America. With sales around the globe, Iceland Seafood International’s operations extend to all major seafood markets worldwide.

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Board of Directors
Liv Bergþórsdóttir
Chairman of the Board

Liv Bergþórsdóttir has worked in the telecommunication industry for the last 20 years, last 12 years as CEO. She has various board member experience in listed and unlisted companies.

Education: Business Administration, Cand.oecon from University of Iceland in 1995 and AMP (Advanced Management Programme) from IESE Business School Barcelona in 2013.

Liv Bergþórsdóttir has worked in the telecommunication industry for the last 20 years, last 12 years as CEO. She has various board member experience in listed and unlisted companies.

Education: Business Administration, Cand.oecon from University of Iceland in 1995 and AMP (Advanced Management Programme) from IESE Business School Barcelona in 2013.

Other Board Members
Jakob Valgeir Flosason
Board member

Jakob Valgeir Flosason,  is the CEO of Jakob Valgeir ehf.  

Jakob has an extensive knowledge of the Icelandic fishing industry from all perspectives.  A knowledge that not many people possess.  He has been involved in every aspect of the sector from early age working in factories, on fishing boats and building up the family company to become one of the most technology advanced and leading company within the Icelandic fishing sector. 

Ingunn Agnes Kro
Board member

Ingunn Agnes Kro was Director of Administration and Communication at Skeljungur hf., heading internal and external communication and compliance, incl. legal matters, marketing, public relations, human resources and subsidiaries.  Ingunn was also the CEO of H2 Iceland. Previously Ingunn was the general council of Skeljungur, secretary to the Board of Directors and compliance officer.  

Ingunn is on the Board of Íslenskir fjárfestar hf., a securities brokerage company, and of the Company Lawyers Association of Iceland.  She also sits on the board HS Orka, a clean energy producer and provider

Ingunn is currently seeking an MBA degree at the University of Iceland. 

Education: B.A. and M.A. degree in law from the University of Iceland. Ingunn also has a diploma in Securities Brokerage.

Bergþór Baldvinsson
Board member

Bergþór Baldvinsson is the CEO of Nesfiskur ehf. 

Bergþór has been the CEO of Nesfiskur since 1979. Nesfiskur is a family owned company that Bergþór and his parents started in 1975. Currently Nesfiskur has 4 trawlers, 3 seiners and 3 line fishers in it‘s service. Nesfiskur‘s main factory focuses on frozen light salted cod, while subsidiarys focus on fresh fish, shrimp and dried fish products.

Working at Nesfiskur since a teenager, Bergþór has familiarized himself with every aspect of the industry. The small family company has grown constantly from the beginning. Today, Nesfiskur and it‘s subsidiarys employ around 400 people.

Bergþór has been a board member of various companies and pension funds for the past two decades.

Jakob Valgeir Flosason,  is the CEO of Jakob Valgeir ehf.  

Jakob has an extensive knowledge of the Icelandic fishing industry from all perspectives.  A knowledge that not many people possess.  He has been involved in every aspect of the sector from early age working in factories, on fishing boats and building up the family company to become one of the most technology advanced and leading company within the Icelandic fishing sector. 

Ingunn Agnes Kro was Director of Administration and Communication at Skeljungur hf., heading internal and external communication and compliance, incl. legal matters, marketing, public relations, human resources and subsidiaries.  Ingunn was also the CEO of H2 Iceland. Previously Ingunn was the general council of Skeljungur, secretary to the Board of Directors and compliance officer.  

Ingunn is on the Board of Íslenskir fjárfestar hf., a securities brokerage company, and of the Company Lawyers Association of Iceland.  She also sits on the board HS Orka, a clean energy producer and provider

Ingunn is currently seeking an MBA degree at the University of Iceland. 

Education: B.A. and M.A. degree in law from the University of Iceland. Ingunn also has a diploma in Securities Brokerage.

Bergþór Baldvinsson is the CEO of Nesfiskur ehf. 

Bergþór has been the CEO of Nesfiskur since 1979. Nesfiskur is a family owned company that Bergþór and his parents started in 1975. Currently Nesfiskur has 4 trawlers, 3 seiners and 3 line fishers in it‘s service. Nesfiskur‘s main factory focuses on frozen light salted cod, while subsidiarys focus on fresh fish, shrimp and dried fish products.

Working at Nesfiskur since a teenager, Bergþór has familiarized himself with every aspect of the industry. The small family company has grown constantly from the beginning. Today, Nesfiskur and it‘s subsidiarys employ around 400 people.

Bergþór has been a board member of various companies and pension funds for the past two decades.

Halldór Leifsson
Board member

Halldór Leifsson is Marketing and Sales manager at Fisk Seafood ehf. He has worked in the seafood industry since 1990, in all key segments including, managing production, fleet, sales, office, finance, assistance MD and MD. Education: Matriculation certificate, business line in 1987.  Fishery Technologist from Technical University of Iceland 1989.  Studied Business Management in University of Reykjavík in 2005-2007 (not finished).

Gunnlaugur Karl Hreinsson
Alternate board member

Halldór Leifsson is Marketing and Sales manager at Fisk Seafood ehf. He has worked in the seafood industry since 1990, in all key segments including, managing production, fleet, sales, office, finance, assistance MD and MD. Education: Matriculation certificate, business line in 1987.  Fishery Technologist from Technical University of Iceland 1989.  Studied Business Management in University of Reykjavík in 2005-2007 (not finished).

Senior Executive Team
Reynir Jónsson
CFO

Reynir Jónsson has been the Group´s CFO since late 2013. Before joining the Group, he worked as a Director and Partner at Deloitte Financial advisory services for five years, where large parts of his projects were related to the seafood sector in Iceland. Prior to that Reynir was the head of accounting at HB Grandi (renamed Brim hf). Reynir holds an MSc degree in Finance and Strategic Management from Copenhagen Business School, and a Cand.Oceon Degree in accounting from University of Iceland.

Bjarni Ármannsson
CEO

Bjarni Ármannsson is a private investor. He is currently the largest shareholder in Iceland seafood international. Bjarni is a computer engineer from University of Iceland in 1990 and graduated as MBA from IMD in Switzerland in 1996. Bjarni spent a lion share of his career in the banking industry in Iceland, originally as a CEO for Kaupthing a investment and financial service company, later for the Icelandic Investment Bank and as a CEO of Islandsbanki – a leading seafood service provider out of Iceland. He exited the banking sector in spring of 2007. In 2008 he became an Operating Director for Paine and Partners a US based Private equity fund focusing on food and Agri business. Since 2013 Bjarni has been focusing on his investments and developing them as a long term active industrial owner.

Reynir Jónsson has been the Group´s CFO since late 2013. Before joining the Group, he worked as a Director and Partner at Deloitte Financial advisory services for five years, where large parts of his projects were related to the seafood sector in Iceland. Prior to that Reynir was the head of accounting at HB Grandi (renamed Brim hf). Reynir holds an MSc degree in Finance and Strategic Management from Copenhagen Business School, and a Cand.Oceon Degree in accounting from University of Iceland.

Bjarni Ármannsson is a private investor. He is currently the largest shareholder in Iceland seafood international. Bjarni is a computer engineer from University of Iceland in 1990 and graduated as MBA from IMD in Switzerland in 1996. Bjarni spent a lion share of his career in the banking industry in Iceland, originally as a CEO for Kaupthing a investment and financial service company, later for the Icelandic Investment Bank and as a CEO of Islandsbanki – a leading seafood service provider out of Iceland. He exited the banking sector in spring of 2007. In 2008 he became an Operating Director for Paine and Partners a US based Private equity fund focusing on food and Agri business. Since 2013 Bjarni has been focusing on his investments and developing them as a long term active industrial owner.

For more info:

investors@is.is

Iceland Seafood International hf.

+354 550 8000
Bjarni Ármannsson, Chief Executive Officer
Reynir Jónsson, Chief Financial Officer