GARDABAER, Iceland — Arni Sigurdsson took over the role of chief business officer and deputy CEO of Marel in November 2022, and has held the role of Interim CEO since Nov. 7, 2023. He joined Marel in 2014 initially as head of strategy before taking up the role of chief strategy officer and executive vice president strategic business units. Before joining Marel, Sigurdsson worked at AGC Partners and Landsbanki Islands. He graduated with an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and BSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iceland.
“The Board of Directors is pleased to confirm the appointment of Arni Sigurdsson as chief executive officer of Marel after it undertook a thorough process during the last month,” Arnar Thor Masson, Marel Board of Directors chairman, said. “I have had the pleasure of working alongside Arni over a number of years during which he has held various important leadership roles across our business, most recently the Interim CEO position during an uncertain period for the company, which he has managed well. The Board and I are confident that he has the skill set and experience needed to ensure Marel effectively manages the near-term headwinds and enable Marel to deliver on its significant potential, for the benefit of our shareholders and wider stakeholders.”
“I joined Marel in 2014 as I saw a great business which not only had tremendous opportunities to deliver growth but also to make a meaningful impact for good on food systems globally,” Sigurdsson said. “I am proud of what we have achieved over the last decade and as I look ahead, I am even more excited for what awaits, and I will be assessing the best approach to deliver on our full potential, in the coming months. I look forward to working alongside my colleagues, customers, and wider stakeholders in my new role to ensure that Marel continues to play a leading role in transforming the way food is processed.”