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ISAVIA´S EXECUTIVE BOARD


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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 2011. He was Isavia's Director of Finance from 2013 until he was hired as Isavia's Executive Director in June 2019.

ELÍN ÁRNADÓTTUR 

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. Due to organizational changes, Elín has also temporarily taken up the position of Director of the Keflavik Airport Operations division.

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.

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. Due to organizational changes, Guðmundur has also taken up the position of Director of Commercial Operations at 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.

JÓHANN GUNNAR JÓHANNSSON

Born in 1973, Jóhann Gunnar Jóhannsson holds a degree in business administration from the University of Iceland. Jóhannsson previously held the positions of Director of Finance and Human Resources at Olgerdin Ltd. and Director of Finance and Deputy CEO at Icelandic Group. Jóhannsson was hired as Director of Finance in 2019. 

ARNAR ÞÓR MÁSSON

Born in 1971, Arnar Þór Másson has a degree in political science from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In 2016-2019 Arnar was as on the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, and from 2010-2016 Director General at the Prime Minister’s Office in Iceland. He is also Vice-Chairman of the board of directors of Marel. Másson was appointed Director of Human Resources and Corporate Strategy at Isavia in 2019.

SIGRÚN BJÖRK JAKOBSDÓTTIR

Born in 1966, Sigrún Björk Jakobsdóttir is a graduate of the IHTTI Hotel and Tourism Institute in Luzern, Switzerland. Sigrún has worked in the tourism sector in Iceland for many years. She opened and was the General Manager of the Icelandair Hotel Akureyri in 2011-2018.  She sat on the Akureyri City Council in 2002-2010 and served as Mayor of Akureyri from 2007 to 2009. Sigrún was appointed Director of Regional Airports in December 2018.