Icelandic CEO quits over breakup plans


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
February 3, 2011

Icelandic Group CEO Finnbogi Baldvinsson has stepped down, the Icelandic website reported on Friday.

Baldvinsson’s departure comes just days after talks between Icelandic Group’s pension fund owners and German private equity fund Triton Partners to sell off the company’s U.S. and Asian operations broke down. Icelandic then opened up negotiations, with the intention to unload its U.S. and Asian operations separately.

According to, Baldvinsson said he could not do so in good conscious, adding that breaking up the company is not in the best interest of its owners, employees, suppliers and customers.

Icelandic deputy CEO Ingvar Eyfjörð has also stepped down, reported

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