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Bogi Nils Bogason

Bogi Nils Bogason

President & CEO Icelandair Group

Bogi Nils was appointed President and CEO of Icelandair Group in December 2018 after having served as CFO since 2008 and interim President and CEO from August 2018. He was the CFO of Askar Capital from January 2007 until he joined Icelandair Group and the CFO of Icelandic Group from 2004 to 2006. Bogi Nils served as an auditor and partner at KPMG in Iceland during the years 1993-2004. Bogi Nils holds a Cand. Oecon. Degree in Business from the University of Iceland and became licensed as a chartered accountant in 1998.

Birna Osk Einarsdóttir

Birna Osk Einarsdóttir

Chief Sales and Customer Experience Officer

Birna Osk Einarsdóttir was appointed Chief Service and Customer Experience Officer in February 2019 after having served as the Chief Customer Experience Officer and Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer since she joined Icelandair Group in 2018. She served as the Executive Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development for Landsvirkjun from 2017-2018. Prior to that, she was Executive Director at the IT company Siminn from 2011, most recently as Head of Sales and Services. Birna Osk joined Siminn in 2001 and worked in various other roles such as in public relations, HR, as the Head of the Company's Project Management Office and the Marketing Manager. Birna has a BSc. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Reykjavik and an MSc. Degree in Management and Strategic Planning from the University of Iceland. She has also completed the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at IESE Business School in Barcelona.

Jens Thordarson

Jens Thordarson

Chief Operating Officer

Jens Thordarson was appointed Chief Operating Officer in January 2018 after having served as VP Technical Operations at Icelandair since October 2011. He has worked at the Company since 2006, first as an assistant to the Managing Director of ITS, a subsidiary of Icelandair. After that he was the Director of Finance and Resources at Icelandair’s Technical Division from 2007 to 2010 before he became the Head of the Materials and Procurement department. Jens is an Industrial Engineer and holds an M.Sc. Degree from the University of Iceland.

Gunnar Már Sigurfinnsson

Gunnar Már Sigurfinnsson

Managing Director Air Freight and Logistics

Gunnar Mar Sigurfinnsson has served as the Managing Director of Air Freight and Logistics (Icelandair Cargo) since 2008. From mid-year 2018 to February 2019 he also served as the Chief Commercial Officer at Icelandair Group alongside his role at Icelandair Cargo. He was the SVP of Sales and Marketing at Icelandair from 2005 to 2008 and General Manager of Germany, Netherlands & the Central Europe regions from 2001-2005. Gunnar Mar was the Director of Sales in Germany from 1997 to 2000. Prior to that, he worked at Flugleidir Domestic as the Sales and Marketing Manager until 1997, after having worked at that Company in various roles since 1986. Gunnar Mar holds a BSc. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Iceland.

Arni Hermannsson

Arni Hermannsson

Managing Director of Aircraft Leasing and Consulting

Arni was appointed Managing Director of Loftleidir Icelandic in January 2018 after having served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 2002. Prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Icelandic technology companies ANZA and Alit. He holds a Cand. Oecon. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Iceland.

Eva Soley Gudbjornsdottir

Eva Soley Gudbjornsdottir

Chief Financial Officer

Eva Soley was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Icelandair Group in February 2019. She worked as the Managing Director of Finance and Operations at Advania in Iceland from 2015 and then as the Managing Director of Service and Operations of the Company from May 2018. Prior to that she was Vice President in Corporate Finance at Össur, focusing on Investor Relations and Strategic Projects. Eva Soley has also worked as an independent consultant and investor but started her career within the financial services industry and worked at Kaupthing bank for many years. Eva Soley holds a MSc. Degree in Financial Engineering and a BSc. Degree in Engineering Management Systems, with a minor in Economics from Columbia University in New York.

Elisabet Helgadottir

Elisabet Helgadottir

Chief Human Resources Officer

Elisabet Helgadottir was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer in January 2018. She worked in Human Resource Management at Islandsbanki since 2007 and as the Head of Career Development for the last five years. Her tasks at Islandsbanki included supervision of all staff education and training, management training, executive coaching and performance management. From 2000 to 2007 she worked for Capacent Gallup on research and consultancy. Elisabet holds a BA. Degree in Psychology at the University of Iceland and a Human Resource Management Degree from the EADA Business School in Barcelona.

Ivar S. Kristinsson

Ivar S. Kristinsson

Managing Director of Fleet and Route Network

Ivar S. Kristinsson has served as the Managing Director of Icelandair’s Fleet since May 2018 after having been with the Company since 2010 as the Managing Director of Resource Management. Prior to that, he was a Director in Operations at Promens from 2006 to 2008 and Project Manager at Icelandair from 2000 to 2005. Ivar holds an MSc. Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Iceland and an MBA in Corporate Finance from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Tomas Ingason

Tomas Ingason

Chief Information Officer

Tomas was appointed Chief Information Officer of a new division, Digital Development and Information Technology in February. He was Chief Commercial Officer of WOW air in 2018 and Director of Rapid Digitization at Arion Bank between 2016 and 2018. Tomas was the Chief Business Development Officer of WOW air in 2014. Prior to that he was Management Consultant at Bain & Comp¬any in Copenhagen and served as the Director of Revenue Management and Pricing at Icelandair for several years. Tom¬as holds an MBA Degree from MIT Sloan School of Mana¬gement in Bost¬on, MSc. Degree of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and a BSc. Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iceland.