the appointment of the isavia board of directors 2022-23
A new Board of Directors was appointed at the Annual General Meeting of Isavia on 4 April 2022.
KRISTJÁN ÞÓR JÚLÍUSSON
Kristján Þór Júlíusson has been the Chairman of the Board since 2022, has a teaching certificate from the University of Iceland and a captain’s license from the Reykjavík Nautical Academy.
Kristján Þór was a Member of the Althing Parliament for the Northeast Constituency 2007-2021. He was the Minister of Health 2013-2017, Minister of Education and Culture and Minister of Nordic Co-operation 2017 and Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture 2017–2021. He was a member of the Althing Budget Committee from 2007–2013, the Industry Committee from 2007–2009 and the Environment Committee from 2009–2011. Kristján Þór was the mayor of Dalvík 1986–1994, the mayor of Ísafjörður 1994–1997 and the mayor of Akureyri 1998–2006.
Kristján Þór was on the Board of Directors of Landsvirkjun, 1999–2007. He was Chairman of the Board of Lífeyrissjóður Norðurlands 2000–2007 and on the Board of the Land Registry of Iceland during the same period. Kristján Þór was Chairman of the Board of the Port Association of Municipalities 1994–1997 and Chairman of the Board of Eyþing 1998–2002.
Kristján Þór was elected to Isavia’s Board of Directors at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.
MATTHÍAS PÁLL IMSLAND
Matthías Imsland has been the Vice-chairman from 2018 ang is a political scientist with an MS degree from Lund University, Sweden. He has also studied business administration at the University of Iceland and managerial studies at North Park University, Chicago, USA.
As of 2017, Matthías has been the Managing Director of various investment companies. Matthías was assistant to the Minister of Social Affairs and Housing from 2013–15, assistant to the Prime Minister from January to April 2016 and again assistant to the Minister of Social Affairs and Housing from April 2016 to January 2017. He was previously employed as a consultant for South American and Scandinavian companies. He was Director of Operations for WOW air and before the founding of that company, Managing Director of Iceland Express.
Matthías was elected to Isavia’s Board at the 2014 Annual General Meeting. Vice-chairman 2014–17.
Hólmfríður Árnadóttir has been a Board Member since 2022, with a BEd and MEd degree from the University of Akureyri and a DiplEd degree from the University of Iceland.
Hólmfríður works as a project manager at the University of Iceland and has over 20 years of experience in management, consulting and teaching. She worked as a principal from 2016–22 and as a specialist at the University of Akureyri from 2012–16. She has served on numerous boards, councils and committees.
Hólfríður was elected to Isavia’s Board at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.
JÓN SETINDÓR VALDIMARSSON
Jón Steindór Valdimarsson has been a Board Member since 2022, received an MPM (Master of Project Management) from Reykjavík University and holds a law degree from the University of Iceland.
Jón Steindór was a Member of Althing Parliament from 2016 to 2021. He was the Managing Director of the companies TravAble ehf. and Nordberg Innovation ehf. from 2015 to 2016. He was Deputy Managing Director and later Managing Director of the Federation of Icelandic Industries from 1988 to 2010.
Jón Steindór sat on the Board of Reginn hf. from 2014–2015 and the Board of the Institute of International Affairs of the University of Iceland from 2002–2013. He was Chairman of the Board of Landsbréf hf. from 2011–2013, Vice-chairman of the Board of Framtakssjóður Íslands from 2011–2012 and on the Board of the New Business Venture Fund from 2000–2010, of which Chairman of the Board 2004–2010.
Jón Steindór was elected to Isavia’s Board at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.
NANNA MARGRÉT GUNNLAUGSDÓTTIR
Nanna Margrét Gunnlaugsdóttir has been a Board Member since 2018, studied business administration at the University of Iceland and has an MBA degree from Reykjavík University.
As of 2015, Nanna has been the Director of Investments at Hafblik Investments. She was a consultant to foreign retail chains from 2013–2014 regarding operations in Iceland, the owner of Náttúrulækningabúðin and related retail and wholesale companies from 2008–2013 and was employed by Eimskip from 1998–2008 in positions within the Financial Management Department and as Sales Manager in the Sea and Air Freight Department.
Nanna was elected to Isavia’s Board at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.
Alternates on Isavia’s Board of Directors
Tómas Ellert Tómasson
Dóra Sif Tynes