Kristjan Th. Davidsson M. Sc. – International Seafood Industry Expert
Currently CEO of ISDER ehf. & Vidskiptathroun ehf., Icelandic investment & consulting companies.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Valka ehf (www.valka.is), an Icelandic company, developing, producing and marketing seafood processing technology. Chairman of the Board of Directors of HB Grandi hf (www.hbgrandi.is), an Icelandic company fishing, processing and marketing seafood. Member (alternate) of the Board of Directors of Margildi hf (www.margildi.is), an Icelandic company, developing, producing and marketing fish oil for human consumption, by way of a new (patent pending) refining technology. Member of the Board of Directors of Olivita AS (www.olivita.com), a Norwegian health supplements company. Member of the Board of Directors of Polar Doors hf (www.polardoors.com), an Icelandic technology company.
Representative in Iceland for NASF, a Norwegian Seafood Industry Conference Forum (www.nor-seafood.no).
Chairman of the Board at SOS Childrens Villages, Iceland (www.sos.is).
Honorary Consul of The Federative Republic of Brazil in Iceland (www.davidsson.is/services).
Formal education as Master of Science from Arctic University of Norway - Norwegian College of Fishery Science in Tromsö and Fishing Captain from The Icelandic College of Navigation, in addition to an array of courses in Management, Finance, Sales/Negotiation/Marketing, IT, Project Management & Communication in Iceland, Norway, Britain and Spain.
Authorized by The Financial Supervisory Authority of Iceland as Board Member of Financial Institutions.
Professional experience ranges from Sales Manager of Seafood & Seafood Processing Technology via Consulting to Management; Executive as CEO of Export, Fishing & Processing Companies and Non-Executive as Board Member/Chairman of fish farming, fishing, processing, exporting, technology, software, supplements & finance industry companies. Speaker at seafood/finance industry conferences, courses and seminars, organized by a.o. IFFO, OECD & FAO. Seafood industry consultant.
(Thanks to artist Bill Hallinan for his kind permission to use the profile picture he made for this Wall Street Journal article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB122359763876821355)
Detailed CV is available upon request.
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Should you think I might be of assistance to you I am always open to adding new experiences. With >30 years of sales/marketing, finance and management, Executive as well as Non-Executive, in or in close connection to the international seafood and finance industries I am open for engagements as Board Member, Consultant/Advisor and Speaker at courses & conferences.
Having travelled and done business in >50 countries around the globe I have an extensive global network in the seafood & finance industries, especially in Europe, the Americas, Asia & Oceania.
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