Many of Iceland‘s most competent scientists

Matís employs around 100 people in offices, laboratories or Food Innovation Centers located in cities or towns around Iceland. Our turnover in 2016 was around $16 million USD, of which approximately 37% comes from international cooperation.

Our employees include many of Iceland‘s most competent scientists in the fields of food technology, food research and testing, and biotechnology; food scientists, chemists, biologists, engineers and fisheries scientists. Several employees also hold associate positions within Iceland’s universities, while many Ph.D. students and M.Sc. students conduct their research at Matís in collaboration with the industry in Iceland and abroad.

Matís also operates Prokaria, a private biotechnology company and is a stakeholder in Marinox, the manufacturer of UNA skincare products.


    Key personnel

    • Anna K. Danielsdottir, Ph.D. – Chief Research Officer
    • Arnljotur Bjarki Bergsson, M.Sc. – Chief Impact Officer
    • Bryndis Bjornsdottir, Ph.D. – Head, Industry Solutions and Consulting
    • Gudlaug Th. Marinosdottir – Head, Project Management Office
    • Hordur G. Kristinsson, Ph.D. – Chief Science & Innovation Officer
    • Hronn Olina Jorundsdottir, Ph.D. – Chief Infrastructure Officer
    • Jon Haukur Arnarson, M.Sc. – Chief Operating Officer
    • Oddur Mar Gunnarsson – Chief IP Officer
    • Steinar B. Adalbjornsson, M.Sc. – Head, Dissemination and Marketing
    • Sveinn Margeirsson, Ph.D. – Chief Executive Officer