Hrönn Jörundsdóttir next CEO of MAST

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Hrönn Jörundsdóttir has been appointed director of the Food Administration as of 1 August 

A total of eighteen applications were received for the position of Director General of the Food Administration. Message from the Cabinet says that the Qualifications Committee has considered five candidates suitable for the position of CEO. Subsequently, Kristján Þór Júlíusson, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, called for an interview where the individual aspects of the job and the applicants' views were discussed in detail. The Minister was of the opinion that Hrönn was the most qualified to manage the institution for the next five years.

Hrönn has been a director at MATÍS since 2016, where she has led numerous national and international research projects, strategic planning, operations and consulting projects. Hrönn has also been the chairman of the risk assessment committee in the field of food, feed, fertilizers and seed products since 2019. She has also specialized in the field of food safety, risk assessment and risk mediation.

She has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Iceland and completed an MS degree in environmental chemistry in 2002 from Stockholm University. In 2009 she also completed a doctorate in environmental chemistry from Stockholm University and has worked at MATÍS for the past 11 years.

Matís staff wishes Hrönn success in his new and exciting job.