New Directors to the Board of Íslandsbanki are Helga Valfells and Thóranna Jónsdóttir. Gunnar Fjalar Helgason will replace Thóranna as alternate Board Director.
Dr. Thoranna Jonsdottir
Thoranna currently holds the position of the Dean of the School of Business at Reykjavik University. Prior to that she was a Senior Executive Director of Administration at Reykjavik University. Her previous posts include; MP of Business Communications at Audur Capital, VP of Business Development for Iceland’s largest pharmaceutical agent and distributor group, Veritas Capital/Vistor and Assistant Professor, Director and Management Consultant at Reykjavik University’s School of Business.
Thoranna holds a Doctorate Degree (DBA) in the field of Corporate Governance from Cranfield University in the UK, and an MBA degree from IESE, Barcelona as well a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceuticals. In addition, she has qualifications as a Chartered Stockbroker. Thoranna has served on a number of corporate boards and is an experienced speaker and presenter at business venues in Iceland.
Helga Valfells is the Managing Director of the New Business Venture Fund (NBVF). Previous employers include Estee Lauder UK, Merrill Lynch Europe and the Trade Council of Iceland, where Helga worked with a wide range of export companies in the early stages of export including a large number of companies in the creative industries. Helga has also been an entrepreneur and an independent consultant to a number of export companies from Iceland, UK and Canada and has served as an advisor to the Minister of Business Affairs. Helga has served on a number of corporate boards and is currently a board member of Innovit, Transmit and Intelscan and the Chairman of the board of Mentor, Gagnavarslan and Frumtak.
Helga holds a BA degree in Economics and English literature from Harvard University and an MBA from London Business School.