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We at Tjaldur believe we can add value to companies through our operating experience, industrial insight, and far-reaching regional network. The board of directors and the management of Tjaldur have significant ownership in the company.

  • Rúni M. Hansen
    Executive Chairman
    Loc.: Torshavn, Faroe Islands
    Tel.: +298 21 42 53
    Years of experience: +20

    2012 - 2016: Head of Statoil’s Arctic Unit and member of Statoil’s Worldwide Exploration Management Team
    1997 - 2012: Various international management positions within Statoil
    2009 - Present: Chairman of the Board of Bakkafrost, listed on OSE

    Education: MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and a degree from the Management School of Lancaster University

    Rúni M. Hansen is a Faroese national and the Executive Chairman of the industrial holding company Tjaldur. He is also chairman of Bakkafrost, a leading producer of top quality salmon. He has been chairman for Bakkafrost since 2009, prior to the listing of the company on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE) in 2010.

    Rúni M. Hansen has had extensive experience in the international oil and gas industry during his 19 years in Statoil from 1997 to 2016. From 2012 to 2016 he was Head of Statoil’s Arctic Unit and a member of Statoil's Worldwide Exploration Management Team. For a number of years he was the Country Manager for Statoil, in charge of operations in the Faroes and Greenland, including operated drilling campaigns. He has also been the Manager of Commercial and Negotiations for Europe and North Africa in Statoil. During his time in Statoil, he has been based in Copenhagen, London, Oslo, and The Faroe Islands.

    Prior to Statoil he was in the shipping and seafood industry.

    Rúni M. Hansen was a member of the World Economic Forum´s Global Agenda Council on the Arctic in the Period 2012 - 2016.

    From 2002 to 2008, he served as Chairman of Vónin, a supplier of services and equipment to fisheries, aquaculture, and offshore, and as its Director from 1999 to 2008. He also served as Deputy Chairman of Føroya Banki (BankNordik) from 2003 to 2006 and as its Director from 1999 to 2006.

    He holds a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and a degree from the Management School of Lancaster University.

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  • Helge Lund
    Non-Executive Director
    Loc.: London, UK
    Years of experience: +25

    2016 - Present: Non-Executive Director in Schlumberger
    2015 - 2016: Chief Executive Officer of BG Group
    2004 - 2014: Chief Executive Officer of Statoil
    Non-Executive Director of Nokia (2011 - 2014), and Novo Nordisk (2014 - 2015)

    Education: MA in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration and an MBA from INSEAD.

    Helge Lund is Chairman of Inkerman Holding, a private investment and consulting company. He is also Operating Advisor to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, an American private equity firm. 

    He served as Chief Executive of BG Group from 2015 to 2016 when the company merged with Shell. He has over 15 years experience in the oil and gas industry, and joined BG Group from Statoil where he served as President & CEO for 10 years. During his time at Statoil, the company transformed into one of the world’s leading oil and gas companies.

    Prior to Statoil he served as President & CEO of Aker Kvaerner, an industrial conglomerate with operations in oil and gas, engineering and construction, pulp and paper, and shipbuilding. He has also held executive positions in Aker RGI, a Norwegian industrial holding company, and Hafslund Nycomed, an industrial group with business activities in pharmaceuticals and energy.

    He has also worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and as a political advisor for the parliamentary group of the conservative party in Norway.

    He has a degree in business economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD business school in France.

    Helge Lund joined Schlumberger in 2016 as a non-executive director. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group. He was a Non-Executive Director of Novo Nordisk from 2014 until 2015, and was a Non-Executive Director of Nokia between 2011 and 2014. He has served as a member on the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on Sustainable Energy in the period 2011 - 2014.

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  • Líggjas í Bø
    Non-Executive Director
    Loc.: Klaksvik, Faroe Islands
    Tel.: +298 21 66 57
    Years of experience: +40

    2013 - 2016: Chairman of the Board of Tjaldur
    2004 - 2013: CEO of Tjaldur
    2006 - 2009: Chairman of the Board of Bakkafrost, participating in the restructuring of the Faroese salmon farming industry
    1990 - 2002: Owner and CFO in East Salmon

    Education: Degree from the Niels Brock Business School in Copenhagen

    Líggjas í Bø is the former CEO and Chairman of the Board of Tjaldur. He served as Chief Executive of Tjaldur from 2004 to 2010, and as Chairman of the Board of the same company from 2010 - 2016.

    Líggjas í Bø has a long careers path in different industries.

    Prior to Tjaldur he served for 25 years as Chairman of the Board of Skipafelagið Føroyar (Faroe Ship), a shipping company which offers total transport solutions in the North Atlantic.

    He was chairman of Bakkafrost from 2006 - 2010, a period when the Faroese fish farming industry was totally restructured.

    Líggjas í Bø was also among the founders of the first commercial salmon company in the Faroes (P/f á Strond), and he was one of the main owners and CFO of the fish farming company East Salmon from 1990 - 2002.

    He has 3 years experience as a fisherman in the North Atlantic, and has been involved with various kinds of business over the years.

    He has a degree from the Business School of Copenhagen (Niels Brock).

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  • Árni Rasmussen
    Chief Executive - CEO
    Loc.: Torshavn, Faroe Islands
    Tel.: +298 21 11 22
    Years of experience: 20

    2013 - Present: CEO in Tjaldur
    2003 - 2013: CEO of Reyni Service and Auto Service
    Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Effo
    Chairman of the Board in Faroe Farming (2012 - 2016)
    Co-founder and Chairman of the Board in Asfaltverkið

    Education: Degree in Accounting from the Faroese Business School

    Árni Rasmussen is Chief Executive (CEO) of the industrial holding company Tjaldur. He became CEO of Tjaldur in 2013. He is also Chairman of Effo, a supplier of fuels, lubricants and related products and services to the Faroese market. He has been member of the board of Effo since 2007. He is chairman of the board of JT Electric, a small engineering firm and supplier of technical equipment to the aquaculture and fisheries sector. He is also chairman of the Board of Nema, a Faroese IT and computer company.

    Árni Rasmussen has had various positions in Faroese companies. From 2003 to 2013 he served as Chief Executive (CEO) of Auto Service and Reyni Service, the largest automobile handler in the Faroe Islands. Prior he was CFO in Reyni Service.

    Árni Rasmussen was also Chairman of the Board of the Faroese non-listed salmon farming company Faroe Farming from 2012 to 2016.

    He was a co-founder and chairman of the board of Asfaltverkið, an asphalt supplier to the Faroese market, from 2004 to 2016.

    He is educated at the Faroese Business School and has a degree in accounting.

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  • Nils Jegstad
    Investment Director
    Loc.: Oslo, Norway
    Tel.: +47 97 13 40 58
    Years of experience: 10

    2008 - 2016: Sector coverage for Seafood in Nordea Investment Banking – Corporate finance, M&A/ECM
    2008: Pareto Private Equity – Real Estate
    2006 - 2008: EY – Assurance, focusing on international companies within seafood, industry and financial services.

    Education: Siv. Øk degree in Economics and Finance from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).

    Nils Jegstad is Investment Director in Tjaldur. He joined from Nordea Investment Banking – Advisory (Corporate Finance) where he has headed the team covering the seafood industry.

    He has extensive experience from M&A and the Equity Capital Market and has conducted several transactions in both listed and private companies.

    Nils Jegstad has extensive experience in the salmon industry advising on the merger between Bakkafrost and Vestlax in 2009. He was also advisor on the IPO of Bakkafrost in 2010. He advised on the follow-on acquisition of Havsbrun in 2011, including Faroe Farming. He has also completed transactions in other sectors such as foods, poultry, branded goods and shipping.

    During 2008, Nils also worked with real estate in Pareto Project Finance, focusing on the syndication of commercial properties.

    Nils Jegstad worked with assurance in EY in the period 2006 - 2008 covering international companies within the seafood sector, industrial, metals, healthcare and financial services.

    He has a Siv. Øk degree in Economics and Finance from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).

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