Board of Directors

Sigtryggur Hilmarsson

Chairman of the Board since 2017

Sigtryggur has over 25 years of international experience in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industry having worked for Radiometer in Denmark and the US and Pharmacia in Sweden. He currently is the General Manager of MEDOR, a leading medical device and laboratory products distributor in Iceland. Sigtryggur also sits on the Board of directors at Stoð. Sigtryggur holds an MBA degree from Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management, and a Master of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iceland.

Guðbjarni Eggertsson

Board Member since 2014

Guðbjarni is a Supreme Court attorney and has a diploma from the Faculty of Law from the University of Iceland. He provides advice in many areas of law. Guðbjarni has specialized in labor law and disputes related to real estate matters. He is often summoned to court as an assessor and has served as an ad hoc judge in the District Court of Reykjavík and the National Court of Iceland. Guðbjarni advises individuals, companies, and pension funds and sits on the boards of several companies.

Guðbjörg Edda Eggertsdóttir

Board Member since 2015

Guðbjörg Edda has a master's degree in pharmacy from the University of Copenhagen and has over 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical sector, most recently as CEO of Actavis in Iceland 2010-2014. Guðbjörg Edda had a successful career with Actavis and its predecessors since 1980. She is now a private investor. Guðbjörg Edda serves on the board of several companies, including the Brunnur vaxtarsjóður, Brunnur II, Coripharma Holding hf., Florealis ehf., Saga Medica ehf., Vistor hf. and Össur hf.

Knútur Dúi Zimsen

Board Member since 2015

Knútur graduated with an interdisciplinary degree in Philosophy, politics, and economics from Bifröst University. Currently manages Drangar Country Guesthouse.

Unnur Þorsteinsdóttir

Board Member since 2023

Unnur has a PhD degree in molecular biology from the University of British Columbia in Canada and did her postdoctoral training at the Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal in Canada. Since 2000, she has worked in human genetic research at deCODE Genetics and as a Vice President of Research at that company since 2010. In 2022 she became the Dean of the School of Health Science at the University of Iceland. Unnur has been a member of numerous boards and committees, such as the board of RANNÍS, chairman of the board of the RANNÍS program in the field of science, technology, and innovation, and a member of the Science and Technology Council of Iceland. She has also received numerous awards for her work and research, including the Knight's Cross of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon for her contribution to genetic research and science.