Bjarni joined Matorka´s board in 2016.
After holding senior positions in IT, banking and fund management in Reykjavik, Boston and London, Bjarni took on a CEO position with a startup fiber optic company Hibernia Networks in 2004 which, then with operations in 9 countries and headquartered in Dublin and Summit NJ, was successfully sold to a NYSE listed company in 2017. He also serves on the board of directors of Coripharma, Blue Vacations and Siminn. Bjarni completed his M.Sc. degree in Finance from LBS, London in 1998, an MBA from ISG, Paris in 1993 and M.Sc. in Engineering from UW, Madison in 1990
Margit started her career in the capital markets division of Barclays in London in the early 90‘s and then spent 10 years with the corporate finance team of Credit Suisse in Paris. After moving back to Iceland early 2005, Margit built up the debt finance team of Straumur investment bank before partnering up to create Audur Capital, an independent asset management firm, which later merged into Virding and then Kvika banki. Today Margit heads up the private equity team at Kvika asset management. She currently also sits on the board of Islandshotel and Securitas.
Arnbjorn manages Eldhrimnir ehf., a family investment company with a record of successful venture capital and private equity investments. In addition to that, he has held various investment management positions during the last twenty years, including the launch of a long/short equity hedge fund in 2005. Arnbjorn joined Matorka’s board in 2016 and also serves as chairman of the board of directors of Mink Campers. He completed a M.Sc. degree in Finance from Boston College in 2004 and is a CFA charterholder since 2005.
Flavio has spent more than two decades working in responsible aquaculture globally for non-profit, intergovernmental, and for-profit organizations. As Aqua-Spark’s Director of Partnerships, he is responsible for driving the development and execution of a robust partner ecosystem that aligns all stakeholders behind a core vision, while supporting Aqua-Spark’s portfolio, network, and goals.
Prior to joining Aqua-Spark, Flavio worked for IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, overseeing their Aquaculture Program. He was also IDH Vietnam Country Director, establishing groundbreaking public-private partnerships in coffee, tea, and apparel. He founded and ran the sustainability arm of the Vietnam association of farmers and fishers (VINAFIS). He has worked as an expert for over 20 international organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Flavio holds an M.Sc. in Aquaculture from the University of Stirling and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology, the study of diseases in populations, from the University of Liverpool.
Olav Ketilsson is co-founder of Matorka and held the chairman position from 2012 to 2020.
He has for over 30 years been actively involved in sustainability and circular economy leadership globally. He is currently co-founder and CEO of Longevity Village, a company connecting longevity with preventive care, and owns and operates a leading rehabilitation and wellness center in the Canary Island. Previously, he was CEO of Firmament AS, a Norwegian private investment company, from 1999 to 2011. He has also held executive positions in several multinational corporations such as Suez, Norsk Hydro and BASF. He has an MBA from IMD, Switzerland, and a Science degree from Cornell University, USA.