Hreggvidur (Reggie) Jonsson, Chairman
Mr. Jonsson is the Chairman and main owner of Veritas, the parent company of Vistor, Distica, Artasan, MEDOR and Holdor. The group is the leading supplier and service provider to the healthcare sector in Iceland. Mr. Jonsson has extensive international management experience in various industries. He was the CEO of Veritas and previously Vistor from 2002-2013. Prior to founding Veritas in 2002, he was the CEO of Northern Lights Communications (now 365 media), Iceland’s largest media and entertainment group. He has also worked for Cargill Inc. in the USA and as a Management Consultant for McKinsey and Company in Sweden. Mr. Jonsson has served as a board member of various companies and was Chairman of the Board of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce from 2012-2016. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Macalester College and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.
Halla Tomasdottir is an experienced HR and Organizational Development Professional who is passionate about achieving extraordinary results through people and organizational cultures. She is a true entrepreneur, a co-founder of Audur Capital, an Icelandic financial services and private equity company and Sisters Capital, a Nordic investment company. Mrs. Tomasdottir was also a key member of the foundation of Reykjavik University, where she founded and led the Executive Education department and a successful women entrepreneurship and empowerment initiative named “Audur i krafti kvenna” (wealth through the power of women). Mrs. Tomasdottir´s résumé includes being the Managing Director and Executive Board Member of the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce and a Human Resource Executive for M&M/Mars, Pepsi Cola North America and the Icelandic Broadcasting Corporation. She was also a lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Reykjavik University’s Business School and member of the University’s Board of Directors. Mrs. Tomasdottir has been a board member of various private companies including the Icelandic Stock Exchange, Sjova, Iceland´s largest insurance company, Calidris (sold to Sabre International), Tal, a triple play MVNO in Iceland and Olgerdin, a leading consumer products company and the Pepsi bottler in Iceland. Mrs. Tomasdottir holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and an MBA degree in International Management from Thunderbird University.
Mr. Arnarson is CEO of Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s state-owned energy company. He has extensive experience in international management and has served on the boards of various companies and industry associations. Mr. Arnarson served as the caretaker CEO of Sjóvá (an insurance company) and lead the reorganization of the company in 2009. He was CEO of Marel Food Systems from 1999-2009 and prior to that held various other positions within the company from 1985-1999.
Mr. Arnarson holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Iceland and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. He has also attended various seminars at INSEAD and Harvard Business School.