Members

Dr. Auður Arna Arnardóttir, Clinical Psychologist and assistant professor at Reykjavík University School of Auður Arna ArnardóttirBusiness. Auður Arna has a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Since 2001, she has taught and carried out research regarding board member selection processes and the effects of mixed composition of boards on corporations. Furthermore, Auður Arna has taught and carried out research on Leadership, Change Management, HRM, Group Dynamics and Performance Management. 

Eirikur-Elis-Thorlaksson

Eiríkur Elís Þorláksson hrl., Assistant Professor at Reykjavík University, primarily in the field of commercial law. Eiríkur has an LL.M degree in International Finance Law from Kings' College London, cand. juris from the University of Iceland and has the right to be heard before the Supreme Court of Iceland. He has conducted counselling in the field of company law and served on boards for several companies.  

Throstur-Olaf-Sigurjonsson

Dr. Throstur Olaf Sigurjonsson, Associate Professor at Reykjavík University and Copenhagen Business School. Olaf has taught and conducted research in the fields of policy and corporate governance for close to twenty years. He has PhD from Copenhagen Business School, MBA from IESE, Cand Oecon and Bachelors of philosophy from the University of Iceland. Before becoming an associate professor at Reykjavík University Olaf worked for KPMG in Iceland and Price Water House Coopers in Denmark.  

Thora-Hallgrimsdottir

Þóra Hallgrímsdóttir expert at Reykjavík University Law School primarily in the field of tort and insurance law. Þóra has a cand. juris degree from the University of Iceland and qualified as a district court attorney in 2002. She is a board member at Arion Bank hf., Virk-starfsendurhæfingarsjóður pension fund and the Icelandic Lawyers Association. Furthermore, she is the Managing Director of the associations academic magazine and the Chairman of the Insurance Complaints Committee and the Complaints Committee for Sea- and fishermen.  

Guðrún Erla Jónsdóttir, PhD student at School of Business. Guðrún‘s PhD study contributes to the Gudrun-Erla_1524750748206limited strategy research on ownership impact as it addresses a research gap in the analysis of the factors in her study with the definition of the term of “ownership strategy” with a case study, where she discusses how aligning the goals of owners and boards of directors impact the strategic direction of a firm. The that connect an ownership strategy, the board of directors, and strategic decision-making. Guðrún deals research topic is the analysis of ownership strategy as an internal mechanism to protect the interests of owners. In addressing the research gap she examines how boards operate under strong influence of the owner. Guðrún Erla holds a M.Sc. and she is currently the Strategy Officer at Reykjavík Energy Group and chair of the Board of Veitur utilities, as well as vice chairman of the board of Samorka, the federation of energy and utility companies in Iceland

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