Kristjan Th. Davidsson M. Sc. – International Seafood Industry Expert/Consultant
Currently CEO of ISDER ehf. & Vidskiptathroun ehf., Icelandic investment & consulting companies.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of HB Grandi hf (www.hbgrandi.is), a fishing, processing and seafood marketing company listed on the Icelandic Stock exchange. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Valka ehf (www.valka.is), an high-tech company developing, producing and marketing seafood processing 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), a fishing technology company. Member (alternate) of the Board of Directors of Margildi hf (www.margildi.is), a company, developing, producing and marketing fish oil for human consumption, by way of a new (patent pending) refining technology.
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 a large 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 aquaculture/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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What can I do for you?
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.
You are welcome to contact me!