Board of Directors and Council

Board of Directors

Reykjavik University's Board of Directors is made up of five full members and one alternate member, each elected at RU's annual meeting. The Board of Directors is responsible for planning, administration, finance, determining tuition fees, and general operations. The President of RU attends meetings of the Board of Directors.

  • Guðbjörg Edda Eggertsdóttir, Chairman of the RU Board of Directors
  • Halldór Benjamín Þorbergsson, Managing Director, SA - Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise
  • Tanya Zharov, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Alvotech
  • Svanhildur Hólm, Managing Director, Icelandic Chamber of Commerce
  • Sigurður Hannesson, Director General, SI - The Federation of Icelandic Industries


The University Council of Reykjavik University operates as a forum for discussions regarding academic policy, teaching and research and collaboration with industry. The Council has ten members representing industry, academia and government. 

The President of RU arranges and attends the meetings of the Council. Deans of RU Schools and the president of the student union also attend.

Members are:

  • Ari Fenger, Chairman of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce and CEO 1912
  • Árni Sigurjónsson, chairman of SI - The Federation of Icelandic Industries and Marel's chief lawyer
  • Borghildur Erlingsdóttir, CEO of the Icelandic Intellectual Property Office
  • Brynja Baldursdóttir, CEO of Creditinfo
  • Eyjólfur Árni Rafnsson, Chairman of SA-Business Iceland, President

  • Guðbjörg Edda Eggertsdóttir, Chairman 

  • Hjálmar Gíslason, founder and CEO of GRID

  • Katrín Olga Jóhannesdóttir, Kria Consulting, former chairman of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce

  • Stefanía Guðrún Halldórsdóttir, Eyri Venture Managment

  • Valgerður Hrund Skúladóttir, CEO of Sensa

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