Board of Directors
The Board of Directors at Veitur are Guðrún Erla Jónsdóttir chairman, Ágúst Þorbjörnsson, Bjarni Freyr Bjarnason, Guðni Axelsson and Sólrún Kristjánsdóttir. Alternates are Bára Jónsdóttir and Reynir Guðjónsson.
Guðrún Erla Jónsdóttir Policy Director, completed a B.Sc.degree in Tourism and Business Administration at the University of Iceland in 2004 via San Diego State University. She took a postgraduate degree at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and completed an M.Sc. in Marketing and International Business at the University of Iceland in 2006. Guðrún Erla worked as an officer manager at Orkuveita Húsavíkur until 2008 and then as a managing director of the company until she joined Reykjavik Energy in 2015.
Ágúst Þorbjörnsson, business advisor completed a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany in 1993 and is currently pursuing a doctoral program at the University of Reykjavik.
Bára Jónsdóttir, lawyer at Reykjavik Energy, graduated in Law (mag.jur.) from the University of Iceland in 2012 and obtained lawyer certification in 2013. She worked for the winding-up committee of the Frjálsi investment bank and SPRON from her graduation until 2014. She then started working for the Central Bank of Iceland until she joined Reykjavik Energy in 2015. Bára also holds a seat on the board of the national union of lawyers (Stéttarfélag lögfræðinga).
Bjarni Freyr Bjarnason, is the Chief Financial Officer of Reykjavik Energy. He graduated with a Business Administration degree (cand. oecon) from the University of Iceland in 1999. He worked at the City of Reykjavík‘s auditing office and head of division for the auditing of the companies of the City of Reykjavik between 1997-2001 when he became a budget officer for the City of Reykjavik. Bjarni Freyr occupied that post until 2006 when he joined Reykjavik Energy. At Reykjavik Energy, he has worked mostly in the field of economics as a specialist, and since 2015 as the deputy CFO of Reykjavik Energy.
Guðni Axelsson is an expert in reservoir engineering of geothermal systems and Director of training and research at Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR). He holds a PhD in geophysics from Oregon State University from 1985. Since then Guðni has been involved in reservoir engineering studies in Iceland and around the world, focusing on modelling, monitoring, management of long-term utilization and sustainability. Guðni has taught at the UNU Geothermal Training Programme in Reykjavik for a long time. He is also an adjunct professor at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland as well as teaching at Reykjavík University.
Sólrún Kristjánsdóttir, head of HR at OR, completed a BA in Education from the University of Iceland in 1998 and a Master's degree in Strategic Management from the same university in 2004. She joined OR’s Human resources in 2004, managed staff development since 2006 and since 2012 has been the head of HR. Before joining OR, Sólrún was teaching and worked as a consultant at Stuðlar, a treatment home for teenagers.
Reynir Guðjónsson is the Safety Manager at OR. He has extensive experience in that field. He worked as a Fire Fighter and EMT for the Reykjavik Municipal Fire Department for nine years, was a Safety Officer at Rio Tinto-Alcan for eight years and as the Quality Manager there for two years. He also worked as Safety Officer at VÍS for two years.