Executive Team

CEO

Arni Oddur Thordarson

Arni Oddur has extensive international business experience within the industrial sector. Before taking up his current position as Marel’s CEO in November 2013 he was the CEO of Eyrir Invest, which he co-founded in 2000. Arni Oddur served on the Board of Directors of Marel between 2005 and 2013, the majority of the time as Chairman.

Education

MBA, IMD, Switzerland, 2004; Cand. Oecon. in Business Administration, University of Iceland, 1993.

Holdings in Marel

131,869
Executive Vice President of Commercial Regions

Petur Gudjonsson

Petur joined Marel in 1984 as a programmer in electronic design. Before taking up his current post in 2009, Petur served in numerous different positions for Marel, including General Manager for Marel in Canada and Sales Director for Marel Iceland and Denmark.

Education

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, University of Iceland.

Holdings in Marel

219,430
MANAGING DIRECTOR (EVP) OF MAREL FURTHER PROCESSING

David Wilson

David has been with Marel and its predecessors since 1998. Before taking up his current position in March 2016 he served as Managing Director (EVP) for Marel Meat and before that he served as Senior Vice President for the Marel Poultry Industry Center in Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.

Education

M.Sc. in Animal Science and Honours B.Sc. in Agricultural Business Management, Aberdeen University.

Holdings in Marel

0
CFO

Linda Jonsdottir

Before taking up her current position in October 2014 Linda was Marel’s Corporate Director of Treasury and Investor Relations. Before joining Marel, Linda worked in Treasury and Financing for Eimskip and Burdaras and Straumur investment banks. She also served as board member in the Enterprise Investment Fund (Framtakssjodur Islands) between 2010 and 2015.

Education

M.Sc. in Finance, Reykjavik University and Cand.Oecon in Business Administration, University of Iceland.

Holdings in Marel

62,500
Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development

Arni Sigurdsson

Arni has extensive experience in the finance and investment management industry. Before joining Marel in January 2014 he worked for AGC Partners as Associate. Prior to that he worked at Landsbankinn, where he was instrumental in advising Marel on the acquisition of Stork Food Systems.

Education

MBA, Harvard Business School; B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, University of Iceland.

Holdings in Marel

100,000
Managing Director (EVP) of Marel Poultry

Anton De Weerd

Anton has been with Marel and its predecessors since 1982 and during that time has served in different sales and marketing positions and as Commercial Director, Managing Director, and President. He took up his current post in 2007.

Education

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Avans University.

Holdings in Marel

0
Executive Vice President of Human Resources

David Freyr Oddsson

David joined Marel in 2011 as HR Director in the International Sales and Service Network. He took up his current post in 2013. Before joining Marel, he worked at Straumur Investment Bank as Global Head of Human Resources and Corporate Services 2006-2011 and as an HR consultant at Capacent 1999-2006.

Education

MBA, Reykjavik University; Cand. Theologius from University of Iceland.

Holdings in Marel

50,000
Managing Director (EVP) of Marel Fish

Sigurdur Olason

Sigurdur worked in Marel’s product development department between 2001 and 2006. He took up his current position in May 2014. Before rejoining Marel, Sigurdur was Manager of Business Development with Samherji, one of Iceland’s leading seafood companies.

Education

MBA, Brisbane Graduate School of Business; B.Sc. in Computer Science and B.Sc. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Iceland.

Holdings in Marel

0
Executive Vice President of Supply Chain

Paul Van Warmerdam

Paul joined Marel as Director of Manufacturing and Materials Management in Poultry and was appointed to his current position in 2013. Before joining Marel, Paul worked in the semiconductor industry in various operations and business management roles.

Education

M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology.

Holdings in Marel

0
Executive Vice President of Innovation

Vidar Erlingsson

Vidar been with Marel’s innovation team since 2000.

Education

M.Sc. in Engineering, DTU in Denmark; B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iceland.

Holdings in Marel

0
MANAGING DIRECTOR (EVP) OF MAREL MEAT

Remko Rosman

Remko has been with MPS as CEO since 2005. Before, Rosman served as President in Yageo Corporation (Taiwan) and held various positions in Philips Electronics, McKinsey & Company and Royal Dutch Shell.

Education

Honors M.Sc. in Applied Physics from Twente University and Honors PhD in Applied Physics of Delft University of Technology

Holdings in Marel

0
*ALL HOLDINGS AT DECEMBER 31, 2015