Mark Holyoake is the owner of the private equity and real estate investment firm known as Oakvest, which is focused primarily on investing in food and commodities, as well as in real estate acquisitions and property development in the central area of London. He has vast experience in the global seafood industry, having owned and been the Director at a number of seafood companies over the years. He first entered this industry over two decades ago, in 1996, when he was involved with the production of seafood in Asia.
The British businessman recently stepped down from his position at Iceland Seafood International, along with its CEO BenediktSveinsson, who had been with the company for more than 40 years. After the business was acquired by Solo Seafood in September of 2018, it was announced that the group would be moving into the main markets in 2019, due to the fact that there are strong opportunities and demands in its key markets, and this will allow them to achieve the same type of continued growth that Iceland Seafood International had experienced over the last few years when Mark Holyoake and the former CEO was on the company’s board.
Although he is no longer an executive at ISI, Mark Holyoake still holds a sizable share in the company. He sold 42 million of his shares in ISI last June, and now owns approximately 40% of it. He and BenediktSveinsson were replaced in their previous positions at the company by its earlier CEO and another nominee. When it comes to being an effective and successful business person, Mark Holyoake feels that surrounding yourself with the right support network and learning from your failures is imperative. The financial industry business owner graduated from the University of Reading with a degree in Business. He and his wife Emma are the parents of three daughters.
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