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

Financial Calendar
Board of Directors
Bjarni Ármannsson
Chairman

Bjarni Ármannsson is a private investor.   He is a significant investor in Iceland Seafood International via Sjávarsýn – 100% owned by him, and Solo Holding, partly owned by him.   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.

Bjarni Ármannsson is a private investor.   He is a significant investor in Iceland Seafood International via Sjávarsýn – 100% owned by him, and Solo Holding, partly owned by him.   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.

Other Board Members
Mark Holyoake
Board member

Mark Holyoake is the current 100% owner of Oakvest a private investment fund specialising in private equity and real estate investments. Mark via Oakvest’s subsidiary company International Seafood Holdings is a significant shareholder in ISI. After graduating with a Business Degree in 1995 from the University of Reading Mark has focused on developing a broad portfolio of businesses extending across the international commercial and residential property markets and the UK and European food sectors. He has extensive experience in the global seafood industry having owned and directed numerous seafood companies including but not limited to; Five Star Fish Limited, Seagull Foods limited, British Seafood Group Holdings and Pacific Seatek Limited. Marks investment fund Oakvest continues to focus on private equity investments in the food and commodity sectors, real estate acquisitions and developments predominantly in Central London as well as managing a listed equity and fund portfolio. Mark has been a board member since 2010.

Benedikt Sveinsson
Board member

Benedikt Sveinsson has over 40 years of industry experience, in-depth knowledge of the Group’s operations and has a close relationship with key customer and suppliers.  Benedikt has worked for the Iceland Seafood Group in Iceland, UK and the US in various roles which include Managing Director of the UK operations (1981-1986), Deputy MD and then Managing Director of the Seafood Division of Samband of Iceland (1987-1991), president and CEO of Iceland Seafood International Plc (1992-1998).In 1999 Benedikt moved to the US and became president of Iceland Seafood Corporation in the US. In 2006 he became CEO of Iceland Seafood International in Iceland.  Today he is the Chairman of Iceland Seafood International and also chairs the board of Saltkaup and serves as a Director on the board of Ísfell.

Mark Holyoake is the current 100% owner of Oakvest a private investment fund specialising in private equity and real estate investments. Mark via Oakvest’s subsidiary company International Seafood Holdings is a significant shareholder in ISI. After graduating with a Business Degree in 1995 from the University of Reading Mark has focused on developing a broad portfolio of businesses extending across the international commercial and residential property markets and the UK and European food sectors. He has extensive experience in the global seafood industry having owned and directed numerous seafood companies including but not limited to; Five Star Fish Limited, Seagull Foods limited, British Seafood Group Holdings and Pacific Seatek Limited. Marks investment fund Oakvest continues to focus on private equity investments in the food and commodity sectors, real estate acquisitions and developments predominantly in Central London as well as managing a listed equity and fund portfolio. Mark has been a board member since 2010.

Benedikt Sveinsson has over 40 years of industry experience, in-depth knowledge of the Group’s operations and has a close relationship with key customer and suppliers.  Benedikt has worked for the Iceland Seafood Group in Iceland, UK and the US in various roles which include Managing Director of the UK operations (1981-1986), Deputy MD and then Managing Director of the Seafood Division of Samband of Iceland (1987-1991), president and CEO of Iceland Seafood International Plc (1992-1998).In 1999 Benedikt moved to the US and became president of Iceland Seafood Corporation in the US. In 2006 he became CEO of Iceland Seafood International in Iceland.  Today he is the Chairman of Iceland Seafood International and also chairs the board of Saltkaup and serves as a Director on the board of Ísfell.

Senior Executive Team
Helgi Anton Eiríksson
CEO

Helgi Anton Eiríksson has been involved with the global seafood industry, including sales, procurement, operations and financing for over 20 years. After graduating with a Cand. Oceon degree from the University of Iceland in 1992, Helgi joined Icelandic Group, initially in Iceland and then worked for nine years in the UK as Sales Director and later Procurement Director for the four factory operations Icelandic‘s UK business operated. Helgi joined Íslandsbanki in 2004 and led the seafood banking team till 2007 when he joined the banks executive management team. Helgi worked as a food industry advisor in London and Reykjavik in 2009 before joining ISI as CEO at the start of 2010.

Lee Camfield
COO

Lee Camfield, has 30 years of financial and operational experience within the UK and European food industries, including 10 years with Coca-Cola in the UK, Heinz, Rank Hovis and was for 2004 – 2009 the Chief Financial Officer of The Real Good Food Company PLC, an AIM listed food group in the UK. Lee qualified as an accountant in 1991 and has served as a company director, Finance Director and CFO on a broad range of companies, including serving as a pension trustee in the UK. He lives in the UK and as well as his Group COO role Lee also serves as the Chairman of ISI’s two UK companies. Lee joined the Group in 2010.

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. 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.

Helgi Anton Eiríksson has been involved with the global seafood industry, including sales, procurement, operations and financing for over 20 years. After graduating with a Cand. Oceon degree from the University of Iceland in 1992, Helgi joined Icelandic Group, initially in Iceland and then worked for nine years in the UK as Sales Director and later Procurement Director for the four factory operations Icelandic‘s UK business operated. Helgi joined Íslandsbanki in 2004 and led the seafood banking team till 2007 when he joined the banks executive management team. Helgi worked as a food industry advisor in London and Reykjavik in 2009 before joining ISI as CEO at the start of 2010.

Lee Camfield, has 30 years of financial and operational experience within the UK and European food industries, including 10 years with Coca-Cola in the UK, Heinz, Rank Hovis and was for 2004 – 2009 the Chief Financial Officer of The Real Good Food Company PLC, an AIM listed food group in the UK. Lee qualified as an accountant in 1991 and has served as a company director, Finance Director and CFO on a broad range of companies, including serving as a pension trustee in the UK. He lives in the UK and as well as his Group COO role Lee also serves as the Chairman of ISI’s two UK companies. Lee joined the Group in 2010.

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. 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.

For more info:

investors@is.is

Iceland Seafood International hf.

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Helgi Anton Eiriksson, Chief Executive Officer
Lee Camfield, Chief Operating Officer
Reynir Jonsson, Chief Financial Officer

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