Kjartan Olafsson holds a Master Degree in Fishery Science from the University of Tromsoe with emphasis on economy and finance.
Olafsson joined the Icelandic Investment bank (FBA) in 1999 working on seafood feasibility studies in Europe and the Americas. Olafsson was a Senior Business Manager with Glitnir from 2004 building up a seafood investment portfolio of USD 2.4 bn. Olafsson was based in Norway from 2004 where he led the Norwegian seafood team mainly focusing on financial advisory and equity capital markets. With Glitnir Olafsson played a key role in the development of the Glitnir seafood niche strategy and became head of the Global Seafood team in 2008. He was actively involved in many of the most prestigious seafood transactions within Glitnir providing a wide range of financial services to companies such as; American Seafoods Group LLC, Aker Seafoods ASA, Cooke Aquaculture Inc, Samherji hf, Sildarvinnslan hf and the Initial Public Offering of Rem Offshore ASA, Copeinca SA, Camposol SA , Norway Pelagic ASA and various other trade sales and Private Placements in the sector.
Kjartan Olafsson has concluded several senior credit analysis and negotiation courses from DC Gardner Training and Euromoney. Kjartan holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Norwegian Securities Dealers Association for Corporate Finance activities in the Norwegian capital market. Kjartan has participated in several maritime projects for the Icelandic Ministry of Fisheries as well as working with The Norwegian Financial Services Association.
Pollock milts, 90% imports from Russia South Korea
In October 2020, the import volume of frozen pollock milts was 374 tons, up 225% from 115 tons a year earlier, and the cumulative import volume in October was 8,602 tons, up 3 % from 8,325 tons a year...