Kristjan Th. Davidsson M. Sc. – International Seafood Industry Expert/Consultant
CEO of ISDER ehf. & Vidskiptathroun ehf., Icelandic investment & consulting companies.
Also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Brim hf (www.brim.is), a fishing, processing and seafood marketing company listed on the Icelandic Stock exchange. Member of the Board of Trustees of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC.org), an international non-profit organisation working for sustainability through fisheries sustainability certification and labelling. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Valka ehf (www.valka.is), a technology company developing, producing and marketing seafood processing technology. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Snerpa ehf (www.snerpa.is), Internet service and fiber infrastructure provider. Member of the Board of Directors of land based salmon farming company Landeldi ehf. (www.landeldi.is). 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 refining technology. Member (alternate) of the Board of Directors of Almenni Pension Fund (www.almenni.is)
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 number 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 (Banks and pension funds).
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 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 or Speaker at courses & conferences.
Having traveled 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!