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Sigurður Helgason

Sigurður Helgason

Chairman

Sigurdur Helgason was born in 1946 and was President & CEO of Flugleidir/Icelandair 1985 - 2005. He was Director Cash Management 1974 - 1980, Senior Vice - President Finance 1980 - 1983, General Manager The Americas 1983 - 1985 for Flugleidir/Icelandair. He was a member of the IATA board of Governors 2004/2005. He was a Member of the Board of Directors at Finnair 2007 - 2012. He was Chairman of the Board of The Icelandic International Development Fund 2005 - 2008. He is the Chairman of the Icelandair Special Children Travel Fund since 2005. He has been on various boards in Icelandic business since 1974. He graduated with a MBA degree from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA 1973 and a Cand. Oecon degree from the University of Iceland in 1971. He joined the Board on 6 August 2009.

Úlfar Steindórsson

Úlfar Steindórsson

Deputy Chairman

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 a MBA from Virgina Commonwealth University. He joined the Board on 15 September 2010.

Ásthildur Margrét Otharsdóttir

Ásthildur Margrét Otharsdóttir

Board Member

Ásthildur M. Otharsdottir was born in 1968 and is an independent consultant with extensive prior business experience. She was a Director of Treasury and Corporate Development at Össur hf. from 2006 to 2010, and a Senior Account Manager at Kaupthing Bank hf. from 2004-2006, as well as being business consultant in the United States and Denmark from 1996-2004. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Marel hf., Marorka ehf., and Lagerinn Dutch Holding BV. Ásthildur graduated with an MBA degree from the Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University) in 1996 and a Cand.Oecon degree from the University of Iceland in 1992. She joined the Board on 23 March 2012.

Magnús Magnússon

Magnús Magnússon

Board Member

Magnús Magnússon was born in 1965 and has been employed as a division manager at LBI hf. since early 2009, having previously worked for Búnadarbankinn and the financing company Lýsing following a period of self-employment from 2003 to year-end 2008. Magnús currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Lýsi hf. and the manufacturing and contracting company Loftorka in Borgarnes, as well as several subsidiaries of LBI hf. Magnús holds a degree in business economics from the University of Iceland and a Masters Degree in international business from Norges Handelshøyskole. Magnús has been a reserve member of Icelandair Group's Board of Directors from 2009-2014 and a full member of the Board since 1 August 2014.

Katrín Olga Jóhannesdóttir

Katrín Olga Jóhannesdóttir

Board Member

Katrin Olga Johannesdóttir was born in 1962 and is the former Chief Strategy Officer of Skipti hf and the current Chairman of Já upplýsingaveitur hf. Previously she was a VP for sales and marketing and VP for residential markets at Síminn. Prior to that she held a position as the managing director of Navision Iceland and was a management consultant at VSO. Katrin Olga currently serves on the board of directors of Ölgerdin hf. and Njála ehf., having previously served on the boards of the Central Bank of Iceland, Sirius IT and SkjáMiðlar. She was elected Chairman of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce in February 2016. She holds a Cand.Oecon degree, from the University of Iceland and a MSc in Business Economics from Odense University. She joined the Board on 6 August 2009.