Eva was born in 1952. She is Swedish and lives in Sweden. She was first elected as a Director at a shareholders’ meeting on 23 June 2017. She is not a shareholder of Arion Bank and is an independent Director. Eva is Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Board Credit Committee.
Eva has an MSc in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.
She is currently chief executive officer of Cederbalk Consulting AB. Between 1975 and 1998 she worked for Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, where she held a variety of managerial positions. She was chief executive of Netgiro Systems AB from 2002 to 2003 and SBAB Bank AB from 2004 to 2011. Eva worked at If Skadeförsäkring AB between 2000 and 2001 and was managing director of Dial Försäkring AB from 1998 to 2000. She has served on numerous boards of directors and was chairman of Klarna AB from 2009 to 2016, and was a director at Gimi AB between 2016 and 2017 and Íslandsbanki between 2015 and 2016. Eva is currently a member of the board of directors of Bilia AB, National Bank of Greece Group, Svolder and Ikano Group S.A.
Brynjólfur was born in 1946. He was first elected as a Director at a shareholders’ meeting on 20 November 2014. He is not a shareholder of Arion Bank and is an independent Director. Brynjólfur is Vice Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and a member of the Board Credit Committee.
Brynjólfur graduated with an MBA from the University of Minnesota in 1973 and a cand. oecon. degree in business studies from the University of Iceland in 1971.
He was managing director of the Enterprise Investment Fund from 2012 to 2014. Between 2007 and 2010 he was the chief executive officer of Skipti. Brynjólfur was chief executive officer of Síminn from 2002 to 2007 and chief executive officer of Grandi hf. from 1984 to 2002. Between 1976 and 1983 he was managing director of the publisher AB bókaútgáfa. He was also head of the economics department of VSÍ from 1973 to 1976. Brynjólfur has broad experience as a director and has served on numerous boards and been chairman of several.
Herdís was born in 1971. She was first elected as a Director at Arion Bank’s Annual General Meeting on 15 March 2018. She is not a shareholder of Arion Bank and is an independent candidate. Herdís is a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.
Herdís graduated with a BSc in Business Administration with emphasize on International Marketing from the Technical University of Iceland in 2004 and a Master’s degree in corporate finance from Reykjavik University in 2011. Herdís is also a certified stockbroker.
Herdís was the CEO of The Icelandic Enterprise Investment Fund (Framtakssjóður Íslands - FSÍ) from 2014. Before that, she worked as a senior investment analyst at Thule Investments from 2004 to 2010. Herdís has served on numerous boards of directors, e.g. as the chairman of VÍS hf. from 2015 to 2017, vice-chairman of Promens from 2011 to 2015 and as a board member of Invent Farma from 2013-2014, Medicopack A/S from 2014 to 2016, Icelandair Group from 2011 to 2014 and Copeinca AS from 2013 to 2014. Today Herdis is the chairman of the board of Icelandic Group and a board member at The Icelandic-Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Jakob was born in 1975. He was first elected as a Director at a shareholders’ meeting on 9 March 2017. He is not a shareholder of Arion Bank and is an independent Director. Jakob is the chairman of the Board Remuneration Committee and a member of the Board Audit Committee and Board Risk Committee.
Jakob was awarded a PhD in industrial engineering in 2002 from Purdue University and gained an MSc in the same subject in 2000 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jakob received a BSc in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Iceland in 1998.
Jakob is currently an assistant professor of finance at the University of Iceland. He previously worked for Straumur Investment Bank, first as chief financial officer from 2011 to 2013 and then as CEO from 2013 to 2015. He was chief financial & operating officer at ALMC hf. between 2009 and 2013 and chief risk officer at Straumur-Burdarás Investment Bank from 2005 to 2009. Jakob also worked at Intel Corporation from 2003 to 2005. He was a board member at the Icelandic Financial Services Association from 2013 to 2015 and is currently a board member at Solid Clouds ehf. and Jakás ehf. and a member of the examination committee on securities trading.
John P. Madden was born in 1973. John is a dual US and British citizen and he lives in the United Kingdom. He was first elected as a Director at a shareholders’ meeting on 15 September 2016. He is not a shareholder of Arion Bank and is a dependent Director. He gained a BA in political economy from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1996. John is a member of the Board Risk Committee and Board Remuneration Committee.
John is a managing director at Kaupthing ehf., which is the majority shareholder of Arion Bank through its subsidiary Kaupskil ehf. He has also worked at BC Partners, Arle, ICG since 2014. Between 1998 and 2013 John worked at Arcapita, first in the United States, then in the United Kingdom. Prior to that he was at Lehman Brothers, New York. John is on the board of directors at Fairhold Securitisation Limited and Noreco.
Måns was born in 1951. He is Swedish and lives in Portugal. He was first elected as a Director at Arion Bank’s Annual General Meeting on 24 March 2011. He is not a shareholder of Arion Bank and is an independent Director. Måns is Chairman of the Board Risk Committee and is a member of the Board Credit Committee.
He graduated with a BSc in business and economics from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1975.
From 2002 to 2011 Måns worked for Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK) as executive director and head of corporate and structured finance. He was also a member of SEK’s Executive Committee. In 1999 to 2002 he worked for both Unibank (as head of the Sweden operation) and Nordea (as Head of Private Banking, Sweden). From 1991 to 1999 he worked at Swedbank where his roles included being head of the corporate division. In 1984 he joined Götabanken in London and was transferred to the bank’s Stockholm operation in 1989 where he was head of the international finance division until 1991. From 1977 to 1984 he worked for Hambros Bank in London, where he was regional director for Iceland and Denmark for two years. He previously worked as a lecturer and researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics.
Steinunn was born in 1972. She was first elected as a Director at a shareholders’ meeting on 30th November 2017. She is not a shareholder of Arion Bank and is an independent Director. Steinunn is a member of the Board Credit Committee and the Board Risk Committee.
Steinunn has a Master degree in international management from Thunderbird, Arizona and a BA in international business and politics from University of South Carolina.
Steinunn was partner and CEO of Beringer Finance Norway in 2015-2016 and interim CEO of Beringer Finance in Iceland and global head of food and seafood until earlier this year. In 2010 she founded Akton AS, a management consulting company in Norway where she worked as a managing director until 2015. Steinunn worked at Íslandsbanki (later Glitnir) in Iceland from 2001 until 2005 when she became the managing director and head of the bank’s UK operations and remained there until 2008. Before that Steinunn worked at Enron Corporation from 1999 to 2001. Steinunn was a board member of Silver Green AS and Silver Green TC AS in Norway from 2011 to 2013, Versobank AS in Estonia from 2012 to 2013, board member of the Icelandic State Financial Investment (ISFI) from March 2011 to October 2011 and alternate board member at Kredittbanken, later Glitnir Norway, from 2005 to 2008.
Steinunn is a member of Exedra, a discussion forum for women in leadership in various sectors, as well as a board member of Cloud Insurance AS, an insurance tech company that provides solutions to traditional insurance companies, Acton Capital AS and Akton AS and a board member of the British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce and vice chairman of the Norwegian-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce.