The Board of Directors of Icelandair Group
Gunnlaugur M.Sigmundsson, Chairman
Gunnlaugur M. Sigmundsson has been the CEO of Máttur Investment since 2006. Before joining Máttur he was the CEO and one of the founders of Kögun Air Surveillance Systems from 1989-2006 and took that company public in 2002. Gunnlaugur was one of the founders and the CEO for Icelandic Finance, a Venture Capital company in Iceland, from 1986-1993, and Assistant to an Executive Director at the World Bank in Washington DC from 1981-1984. From 1974 to 1981 he was Director for cash-flow at the Icelandic Ministry of Finance. Gunnlaugur has a degree in Business Administrator from the University of Iceland; he was a member of Parliament 1995-1999 and has served on the Board of Directors in a number of companies and institutions in Iceland, the US and in various European Countries.
Ómar Benediktsson, Vice Chairman
Ómar Benediktsson was the CEO of Islandsflug from 1997 until 2004 when the company merged with Air Atlanta Icelandic, becoming the CEO of the joint company. After the merger was complete he left the company at the end of 2005. He was the Managing Director of Island Tours in Germany 1986-1992 and after that he was involved in several companies as an investor and a Board member. Ómar was one of the founders of Icelandair Group Holding hf. when it was established on 15 October 2006. Ómar has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Iceland.
Ásgeir Baldursson, Board Member
Ásgeir Baldurs is the managing director of Spectors ehf since 2007. Ásgeir was the CEO of Vátryggingarfélag Íslands hf.(VÍS) and the Managing Director of Líftryggingarfélag Íslands hf from 2005-2006. Prior to that he held senior management positions at VÍS from 2000, in both sales and marketing and business development. Ásgeir is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Frumherji hf and SPRON and is the Chairman of the Board of Viking Redningstjeneste A/S in Norway. Formerly Ásgeir has been a member of the Board of Directors of the English insurance company IGI Group, of Öryggismiðstöð Íslands and of Lýsing hf. Ásgeir graduated with an MBA degree from the University of Iceland in 2004 and a BSc in Business Administration and Marketing form the J&W University, Providence RI in 1994.
Einar Sveinsson, Board Member
Einar is the former CEO of Sjóvá-Almennar insurance company. He was employed at Sjóvátryggingarfélag Íslands hf. from 1972 to 2004 (Sjóvá-Almennar tryggingar hf. from 1989), being Chief Executive Officer from 1984 to 2004. He was Chairman of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce from 1992 to 1996. Among other things, he has been Chairman of the Board of several companies: the life insurance company Sameinaða Líftryggingafélagið hf., fisheries company Haraldur Böðvarsson hf., Frumherji hf., NAIG (Nordic aviation insurance group), and the Association of Icelandic Insurance Companies. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the fisheries companies Grandi hf. and Útgerðarfélag Akureyringa hf., and the financing company Lýsing hf.
Finnur Reyr Stefánsson, Board Member
Finnur Reyr Stefansson has been a Board member and partner at Sigla Investment Company from 2007. He was a member of the Executive Board of Glitnir and EVP for Shared Services at Glitnir Bank 2006-2007 and EVP for Capital Markets 2000-2006. Before that he worked at Glitnir and its predecessor, FBA, from 1997 in Risk management and Funding. From 1994 Finnur was Fund Manager and Director at Landsbanki Securities. He was awarded an MBA in Finance from Virginia Tech in 1994 and a BSc in Economics from the University of Iceland in 1992.
Jón Benediktsson, Alternate Board Member
Jón Benediktsson has been a freelance IT consultant since 2006. From 1992-2006 Jón worked for Marel hf as a software engineer and IT Director. Jón was employed from 1988-1991 at the Systems Engineering Laboratory of the University of Iceland. He has been a board member of several companies, including Kögun hf, Nes hf, Bílanaust hf, Olíufélagið hf and is currently a Board member of BNT hf. Jón Benediktsson has an MSEE degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, Indiana USA.
Martha Eiríksdóttir, Alternate Board Member
Martha Eiríksdóttir is currently Head of Marketing and Business Relations for Landsnet which is the electricity transmission service operator in Iceland. Prior to that, she was ExecutiveDirector of Marketing of Consumer Products at Íslandssími. Between 1994-2000 Martha Eiríksdóttir worked as Manager Commercial Programmes for Europay International, European headquarters of Master- Card, Maestro and Eurocheque. Before joining Europay Int. she worked for five years as Head of Marketing at Eurocard Iceland. Martha has also worked as a consultant on several projects in the credit card industry. Martha holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Iceland. She also holds a B.Ed. degree from the University College of Education in Iceland.
Sigurður Atli Jónsson, Alternate Board Member
Sigurður Atli Jónsson is a co-founder and managing partner of Alfa Investment Consulting in Iceland. He is also a part-time lecturer in Finance at Reykjavík University. Sigurður Atli was previously the CEO of Landsbréf in Iceland and Managing Director and Head of Capital Management at Landsbanki Íslands. He has served on the Board of Directors in a number of companies, e.g. the Iceland Stock Exchange, Heritable Bank in the U.K., Líftryggingafélag Íslands and Atorka. Sigurður Atli holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Queen’s University, Canada and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Iceland. He is also a chartered securities broker in Iceland.