Board of directors

Distica's board members are experienced individuals with a diverse business background.

Hrund Rudolfsdóttir

Chairman of the Board

Mrs. Hrund Rudolfsdottir is the CEO of Veritas since October 2013. She succeeded Mr. Hreggvidur Jonsson, the main shareholder of Veritas, who had been the CEO of Veritas since 2002. Previously Mrs. Rudolfsdottir was Corporate Director of Human Resources at Marel Food Systems Corporate. She has held various leadership positions in the past, including Director of operation and investments at Moderna Finance ehf./Milestone ehf., CEO for L&H Holding (part of the Milestone group) responsible for all its investments within the health, retail and pharmaceutical sector, both in Iceland as well as abroad, CEO for Lyf & heilsa hf. (the second largest chain of pharmacies in Iceland) and Chief of Operation at Lyf & heilsa hf. Mrs. Rudolfsdottir also serves on the boards of various companies and committees, both in Iceland and abroad. She holds a Master of Science degree from Copenhagen Business School, a Cand.Oecon. degree, with Management as a major degree, from the University of Iceland, as well as having finished an Advanced Management Program (AMP) at IESE Business School.

Finnur Oddsson

Finnur Oddsson is the CEO of Origo hf., one of Iceland’s largest providers of information technology solutions, offering hardware, software, consultancy, and technical services. He previously served as the Managing Director of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce for 5 years and prior to that he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Reykjavik for several years, where he directed the development of the University’s MBA program and the School of Executive Education. Dr. Oddsson also serves on the boards of Origo’s subsidiaries in Iceland and Sweden, as well as the boards of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce, Reykjavík University and Klak-Innovit (Icelandic Startups). Mr. Oddsson holds a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Iceland, an M.A. and Ph.D in the same subject from the West Virginia University, and an AMP in business administration from IESE in Spain.

Jóhann Jónsson

Mr. Jonsson has substantial business experience and has served on the board of a number of companies, including Iceland Seafood Corporation Ltd., USA. He served as CEO of ISI Seafood Ltd. in Canada for a number of years. Mr. Jonsson graduated with a business degree from The Cooperative School of Bifrost in 1976.

Kristín Friðgeirsdóttir

Kristin Fridgeirsdottir is Assistant Professor of Management Science and Operations at London Business School. Her expertise lies in strategic decision making, pricing and revenue management, resource management, risk management, business analytics and online advertising. Mrs. Fridgeirsdottir has been a consultant to McKinsey & Company, Intel, Yahoo!, Anacap Financial Partners, Investor Dynamic and Factiva. She also serves on the boards of Reykjavik University and Hagar. Mrs. Fridgeirsdottir holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering and a M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operation Research from Stanford University, as well as a C.S. degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Iceland.