Board of Directors

María Rúnarsdóttir, Chairman of the Board

María Rúnarsdóttir, Chairman of the Board, is an independent investor. Prior María was CFO of SMI ehf. and Korputorg ehf., a consultant at KPMG and CFO of SVAR technologies ehf., as well as being one of the founders of MINT Solutions ehf. María is currently on the Boards of the following companies: MINT Solutions BV., MRI ehf., SMI Balkan ehf., NMR ehf., Umbra ehf., Uniconta Ísland ehf. and EA14 ehf.  María has an MBA degree from MIT (Massachusetts Institution of Technology) In Boston, US and a B.Sc. degree in business administration from the University of Reykjavik.

Erlendur Svavarsson, Board Member

Erlendur Svavarsson, Board Member, has worked in the airline industry since 1992, when he began his career at Air Atlanta. Erlendur worked there until 2001 when he took the post as station manager in Stockholm, Sweden for MD Airlines, where he later assumed the position of Director of Sales and Marketing. In 2003 Erlendur took a position at Loftleiðir Icelandic ehf. as project manager and later became the head of Sales and Marketing. Since 2008 Erlendur has been the Director of Business Development at Icelandair, the parent company of Loftleiðir Icelandic, and has also served on the board of many of Icelandair‘s subsidiaries. Erlendur has an MBA degree from Reykjavik University and a B.A. degree in Russian and Economics from the University Íslands.

Þórir Kjartansson, Board Member

Þórir Kjartansson is the CEO of Icelandic Investments ehf. Þórir is a civil engineer from the University of Iceland and has an MBA from IESE in Barcelona. Þórir has been an independent investor since 2000 through Íslensk fjárfesting ehf., which he owns and operates in cooperation with another man. Þórir has held various positions , such as being on the board of the National University Hospital of Iceland for a few years. Þórir has been a board of various companies and is currently a board member of Íslensk fjárfesting ehf. and several of its subsidiaries.

Gísli Þór Arnarson, alternate Board Member

Gísli Þór Arnarson, alternate Board Member, has a C.S degree in Construction Engineering from the University of Iceland and an MBA degree from the University of Louisville in the USA. Gísli is the managing director of the shipping division of Samskip, but was a director during 2006 – 2012 within that division. Previously Gísli worked for three years in the import division of Eimskip and another three years before that as an engineer and business consultant at The Corradino Group.

Páll Ólafsson, alternate Board Member

Páll Ólafsson, alternate Board Member, has a B.Sc. degree in Finance from the University of Iceland and a M.Sc. degree in Finance from Cass Business School. Páll has worked in the banking sector for over 10 years, both as an analyst and as an advisor. Páll has been a board member of various companies, such as Aurora Fashions Ltd., Karen Millen Ltd. and Celsius Holding SARL, but today Páll is a board member of Múrbúðin ehf.