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ISAVIA´S EXECUTIVE BOARD

Björn Óli Hauksson

Björn Óli Hauksson, born 1961, assumed the position of Managing Director of Isavia Ltd at the establishment of the company in 2010.  He received an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Aalborg, Denmark 1989.

He was the Managing Director of Keflavik International Airport from 2008-10 and lead the merger of the Keflavik Airport Authority, Leif Eiriksson Air Terminal and the Airport Security Division of the District Commissioner of Police. During the previous six years Hauksson worked on the development of aviation infrastructure in Kosovo in various positions. He worked from 2005 as Project Manager for the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration and later Flugstodir Ltd developing the Pristina International Airport J.S.C. During this time, he worked for a period as Managing Director of the airport.

Ásgeir Pálsson

Born in 1951, Ásgeir Pálsson joined the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration in 1975 as an air traffic controller. He has served in roles relating to air navigation services for Isavia and its predecessors, mostly as the director of that division. He has been Director of Air Navigation Services at Isavia since 2010.

Elín Árnadóttir 

Born in 1971, Elín Árnadóttir earned a business administration degree from the University of Iceland in 1996. She worked for Íslandsbanki-FBA as an analyst in the Corporate Banking division in 2000-2001 and as an analyst at Gelmer Iceland Seafood in France in 1998-1999. Since 2001, she has served as Managing Director and Director of Finance for Isavia’s predecessors and related companies. She has been Deputy Managing Director of Isavia since 2010, concurrently with serving as Director of Finance in 2010-2013 and Director of Development and Administration since 2013.

Guðmundur Daði Rúnarsson

Born in 1979, Guðmundur Daði Rúnarsson took an MSc degree in engineering management at the Technical University of Denmark in 2010. In 2007-2011, he served as a Project Engineer in the Information and Technical division of Iceland Express. He was appointed Manager of Terminal Operations at the Leifur Eiriksson Air Terminal in 2011, later becoming Deputy Terminal Director. Upon the organisational changes in 2016, he became Technical and Infrastructure Director for Keflavik Airport.

Helga R. Eyjólfsdóttir 

Born in 1964, Helga R. Eyjólfsdóttir earned an MSc degree in chemical engineering from Lund University in 1991 and completed studies in economics and finance from the University of Iceland’s Continuing Education Centre in 2004. She served as a project manager for domestic and international environmental research projects at the Environment Agency of Iceland in 1995-2003 and as an analyst in the Agency’s administrative division in 2003-2004. She was concurrently the Agency’s safety and training manager from 1999. Helga joined Isavia’s predecessors in 2004 and has been Isavia’s Safety and Quality Manager since the company’s inception in 2010.

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Born in 1974, Hlynur Sigurðsson, took a degree in operations and management engineering at Aalborg University in 2002. He was Purchasing Manager of the Duty-Free Store in 2002-2006 before becoming its Managing Director in 2006-2010. He was Managing Director of the Leifur Eiriksson Air Terminal from 2016 until the organisational changes of that same year, when he was appointed Director of Commercial Operations at Keflavik Airport.

Sigurður Ólafsson

Born in 1962, Sigurður Ólafsson took a business administration degree at the University of Iceland and an MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management in 1990. He worked in human resources management at Icelandair, Nýherji and VÍS Insurance and was chief executive of Calidris ehf. and Vörður Insurance hf. He was appointed HR Manager of Keflavik Airport ohf. in 2009 and has led Isavia’s HR function since 2010, as Director of Human Resources since 2013. Sigurður is temporarily directing the Airports and Infrastructure Division 

Sveinbjörn Indriðason

Born in 1972, Sveinbjörn Indriðason took an economics degree at the University of Iceland in 1998. He worked at the Icelandic Investment Bank in 1998-1999 and in Icelandair’s risk management unit in 1999-2005. He served as FL Group’s CFO in 2005-2008 and as COO/CFO of the software developer Clara from 2008. He joined Isavia as Director of Finance in 2013.

Þröstur Valmundsson Söring

Born in 1968, Þröstur Valmundsson Söring took a degree in civil engineering specialising in airport management and design at the VIA University College, Denmark, in 2011. He previously worked for the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration, where his duties included operational oversight of Icelandic airports. He was appointed Deputy Operations Director at Keflavik Airport in 2013 and become Operations Director in 2014. Since the organisational changes in 2016, he has served as Director of the Keflavik Airport Operations division.