Board of Directors

Sigurður Hannesson

Sigurður Hannesson was born in 1980 and is currently the Director General of the Federation of Icelandic Industries. Sigurdur holds a DPhil degree in mathematics from the University of Oxford, a BS degree in mathematics from the University of Iceland and is a certified securities broker. From 2013-2017, Sigurdur worked as a managing director of Kvika asset management (previously MP Bank). In 2015, Sigurdur was the Vice-Chairman of the Government Task Force on lifting of capital controls and in 2013 the Chairman of the Expert Group on household debt relief. From 2010-2013, Sigurdur worked as CEO of Jupiter fund management company, now a subsidiary of Kvika, and in Capital Markets at Straumur Investment Bank in 2007-2010.

Guðmundur Þórðarson

Guðmundur Þórðarson graduated from the University of Iceland with a business degree, Cand Oecon in 1997 and is a certified broker. Guðmundur has been managing his own investments since 2007, before he worked in the financial sector from 1997. He served as Managing Director of Corporate Finance at Straumur Investment Bank from 2003 and prior to that he served at Íslandsbanki, in Development and later in Corporate Finance, and at Landsbréf in Asset Management. 

Inga Björg Hjaltadóttir

Inga Björg Hjaltadóttir, the Managing Director, consultant and co-owner of Attentus Human Resources and attorney and co-owner of the Reykjavik Law Firm, was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2013. Inga Björg was born in 1970. She graduated from the University of Iceland in 1995 with a law degree, and obtained a licence to plead cases before the District Courts of Iceland in 2003. She is one of the founders of Attentus Human Resources and has worked there since 2007, while also working as an attorney at the Reykjavik Law Firm from 2016 and previously at the Acta Law Firm from 2006 to 2016, as well as at DP Lögmenn between 2003-2006 and was Department Manager at Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. from 1999 to 2003. From 1996 to 1999 she was a lawyer and later Deputy Head of Human Resources for the City of Reykjavik. She has previously served on the boards of Límtré Vírnet hf., E-Farice ehf., eignarhaldsfélagið Smellinn hf. and the audit committee of the City of Reykjavík, Reykjavík Energy, Strætó BS, Malbikunarstöðinn Höfði, the Associated Icelandic Ports network, Sorpa BS., Reykjavík Social Housing and the Reykjavík Fire Department. She also serves as a judge on the Labour Court, and chairs the Remuneration Committee of the City of Reykjavík.

 

Hrönn Sveinsdóttir

Hrönn Sveinsdóttir graduated from the University of Iceland with a Cand. Oecon in 1992.  Hrönn joined Vodafone Iceland (Fjarskipti hf.) in 2005 and serves as Managing Director of Finance and Operations. Before joining Vodafone Hrönn worked for Toyota Iceland (P. Samúelsson hf.) from 1992, starting as Head of Finance and Accounting and later taking on the role of Managing Director of Finance and Human Resources from 1999. Hrönn has served on the board of various firms among which Almenni lífeyrissjóðurinn, Húsasmiðjan, Farice and P/F Kall in Faroe Islands.

Guðjón Reynisson

Guðjón Reynisson graduated from the University of Iceland in 2002 with an MBA, he completed his business degree from the University of Iceland in 1999 and graduated with a sports teacher's degree in 1986 from the Sports Education School of Iceland. Guðjón is now an independent investor. In 2008-2017 he served as CEO of Hamleys of London where he implemented the company's expanding strategy growing nationally from one store in to a chain of stores. Guðjón led the sale of the company in 2011-12 and again in 2015-16. In 2003-2007. Guðjón entered the position of Managing Director for the 10-11 stores in Iceland. Before that, from 1998-2003, he was the managing director of Tal. Guðjón has served on the board of Festi hf. holding company from 2014.

Albert Þór Jónsson

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Albert Þór Jónsson graduated with a business degree, cand. oecon., from the University of Iceland and has an MCF degree in corporate finance. Albert works independently in finance and has worked in finance in various institutions since 1986. He worked as a managing director at FL Group Investment Company from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that he worked at LSR – State Pension Fund from 2001 to 2005, Fjárvangur from 1998 to 2000, Landsbref securities from 1990 to 1998 and Glitnir leasing company  from 1986 to1990. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Reginn hf., real estate company, since 2015. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of Reginn hf.