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Candidacies to the Board of Directors

Candidacies to the Board of Directors of Icelandair Group at the AGM on 08 March 2019

  1. Guðmundur Hafsteinsson; id. no. 290875-3319
  2. Guðný Hansdóttir; id. no. 300167-3579
  3. Heiðrún Jónsdóttir; id.  no. 090769-4649   
  4. Ómar Benediktsson; id.no. 221059- 4689
  5. Svafa Grönfeldt; id. no. 290365-3769
  6. Úlfar Steindórsson; id.  no. 030756-2829
  7. Þórunn Reynisdóttir; id.no.120560-5149

Guðmundur Hafsteinsson
Guðmundur leads product development for Google Assistant at Google. He joined Google in 2014 subsequent to the Merger of Google and Emu, a chat based virtual assistant start-up he founded in 2012. Prior to the founding of Emu, he was VP Product at Siri, and stayed on after the acquisition by Apple through the launch of Siri on iPhone 4S. Prior to Siri/Apple, Guðmundur was a Senior Product Manager at Google, where he managed the initial launches of Google Maps for mobiles and Google Voice Search. Guðmundur holds an MBA degree from MIT and a B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iceland. Guðmundur has been a member of the Board of Directors of Icelandair Group since 2018.

Guðný Hansdóttir
Guðný was the VP for Human Resources at Innnes from 2014-2018 and the Human resources director at Skeljungur from 2009-2014. Previously she was the Foreign Marketing coordinator at Penninn Officeday, the VP for Human Resources at Air Atlanta and Director of Cabin Crew at Icelandair.  Guðný has served on the Board of Directors of Parlogis and Mjöll Frigg and is a member of the Board of Directors of Frumherji.  Guðný holds a B.Sc degree as well as an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Heiðrún Jónsdóttir
Heiðrún Jónsdóttir is an attorney.  Heiðrún Jónsdóttir is an attorney. Heiðrún is a member of the Board of Directors at Íslandsbanki and the Vice Chairman of the Icelandic Bar Association. Heiðrún is the former chairman of the Board of Directors at Gildi Pension Fund, Norðlenska and Íslensk Verðbréf. She is a former member of the board of Síminn hf. and Ístak. Heiðrún was the public relations officer of Landssíminn hf from 2001-2003, Managing Director and Partner at Lex Legal Services from 2003-2005. From 2006 until 2012 she was the Vice President of legal affairs and public relations at Hf. Eimskipafélag Íslands. Heiðrún has a law degree from the University of Iceland, is a District Court Attorney and has finished an Advanced Management Program from IESE Business School in Barcelona.

Ómar Benediktsson
Ómar Benediktsson is the CEO of Farice ehf. He is a Board Member of Landsnet hf. and Húsafell Resort ehf. Ómar has held various management positions in the tourist and aviation industry in the past 30 years, among others being the CEO of Island Tours, Islandsflug, Air Atlanta and SmartLynx airlines as well as being a Board Member on various boards in the industry. Ómar has a Cand.Oecon degree from the University of Iceland.  Ómar has been a member of the Board of Directors of Icelandair Group since 2017.

Úlfar Steindórsson
Úlfar Steindórsson was born in 1956 and is the CEO of Toyota in Iceland. He was the CEO of Primex ehf in Siglufjordur from 2002-2004, and the CEO of the New Business Venture Fund from 1999-2002. Úlfar has held various board positions in the Icelandic business environment in the past years. Úlfar holds a Cand.Oecon from the University of Iceland and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He joined the Board on 15 September 2010.

Svafa Grönfeldt
Svafa Grönfeldt is a founding member of MIT’s innovation accelerator DesignX, and a co-founder of the MET fund, a Cambridge based seed investment fund. Svafa is a member of the Board of Directors at Össur since 2008. Previous positions include Chief Organizational Development Officer of Alvogen, President of Reykjavik University, deputy to the CEO of Actavis Group. Svafa holds a PhD in Industrial Relations from London School of Economics.

Þórunn Reynisdóttir
Þórunn Reynisdóttir is the CEO of FI Travel.  She was an advisor at Isavia from 2014-15 and VP for Sales and Marketing at Iceland Express from 2011 to 2012.  Previously Þórunn held various management positions in tourism in the past 30 years. Þórunn studied Business and operations at EHI.

Candidacies to the Nomination Committee

Helga Árnadóttir; id.no.120371-3479

Hjörleifur Pálsson; id.no 281163-4269

The Board of Directors of Icelandair Group considers all of the candidates to be independent from the company. The deadline to request a multiplication vote is Sunday 03 March 2019 at 16:00

For further information: 

Ari Guðjónsson, General Counsel
Email: ari@icelandairgroup.is
Tel: +354-661-2188