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Jónas Jónasson

CEO of Benchmark Genetics Iceland and Production Director Benchmark Genetics

Dr. Jónas has been Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Benchmark Genetics Iceland (former Stofnfiskur) since 2006. He joined the company in 1996 as a senior scientist specializing in selective breeding and broodstock management.

As the Benchmark Genetics’ Head of Production, Jónas is responsible for all production sites across the Division.

Jónas is a biologist and holds a Ph.D. degree in Animal breeding for fish from the Norwegian Agricultural University at Aas. He is the leading scientist in this field with over 30 years of expertise in genetics and fish farming. Jónas has worked with numerous species over the years including Atlantic Salmon and cod, freshwater shrimp ( Macrobrachium Rosenberg), Abalone, arctic char, and lumpfish.

In his spare time, Jónas likes all outdoor activities like hunting and fly fishing especially for salmon. Jónas is famous for his salmon flies used all over the world.

Contact information:
Tel: +354 693 6306
E-mail: jonas.jonasson@bmkgenetics.com


Academic History

  • PhD. in animal breeding
  • BSc. Biology
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