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Advocate Supreme Court
Jónas Þór Guðmundsson
Chairman of Fjardabyggð town council
Jón Björn Hákonarson
Biologist
Álfheiður Ingadóttir
Advocate Supreme Court
Helgi Jóhannesson
President of the Association of Academics (BHM)
Þórunn Sveinbjarnardóttir
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Landsvirkjun’s Board of Directors

Landsvirkjun is the largest energy company in Iceland, is owned by the Icelandic state and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. The Board is appointed by the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, on an annual basis, and is responsible for the finances and the operation of the Company. 

Landsvirkjun’s Board of Directors was re-appointed on the 20th of April, 2016. Jónas Þór Guðmundsson was re-appointed as the Chairman of the Board and Jón Björn Hákonarson as the Vice Chairman of the Board, at the first meeting held by the Board.


		
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Landsvirkjun’s Board of Directors

  • Jónas Þór Guðmundsson
    Advocate Supreme Court
  • Jón Björn Hákonarson
    Chairman of Fjardabyggð town council
  • Álfheiður Ingadóttir
    Biologist
  • Helgi Jóhannesson
    Advocate Supreme Court
  • Þórunn Sveinbjarnardóttir
    President of the Association of Academics (BHM)

Reserve members

  • Páley Borgþórsdóttir
    Attorney at law
  • Teitur Björn Einarsson
    Attorney at law
  • Ásta Björg Pálmadóttir
    Municipal chairman
  • Skúli Helgason
    Political Scientist
  • Steinþór Heiðarsson
    Farmer
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The Executive Board of Directors

Landsvirkjun’s Board of Directors appoint the CEO. The Board and the CEO are responsible for the operation of the Company. The Deputy CEO oversees the joint affairs of the Company as well as directing policy development and ensuring the quality of corporate governance. There are currently five directors at Landsvirkjun.

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CEO

CEO

Hörður Arnarson, Ph.D

Hordur Arnarson completed his electrical engineering studies at the University of Iceland in 1986 and went on to obtain a doctorate from the Technical University of Denmark, in Copenhagen four years later, in 1990. Hordur began working for the food processing developer Marel in 1985 and become CEO in 1999, a position he held for ten years. He was then appointed Managing Director at the Sjóvá insurance company, leading the restructure of the organisation.

Deputy CEO

Corporate Office

Ragna Árnadóttir, Deputy CEO

Role

To oversee the Company’s joint matters of concern and policy formulation, as well as to ensure professional management practices. Support divisions handling Landsvirkjun’s joint matters are located in the Corporate Office.

Executive Vice President

Energy Division

Einar Mathiesen, Executive Vice President

Role

To ensure that electricity generation and delivery is secure and efficient and fulfils the terms of the agreements signed with Landsvirkjun’s customers.

Executive Vice President

Marketing and Business Development Division

Björgvin Skúli Sigurðsson, Executive Vice President

Role

To maximise Landsvirkjun’s long-term profit potential, through the innovative and effective promotion and sale of products and services, within the national and international energy sector.

Executive Vice President

Research and Development Division

Óli Grétar Blöndal Sveinsson, Executive Vice President

Role

To manage the preparation of new power projects and to conduct research on the existing power systems. We ensure the efficient implementation of new power projects, and to increase the flexibility of energy production options and support innovation in energy production with a long-term view of future energy supplies.

Executive Vice President

Project Planning and Construction Division

Gunnar Guðni Tómasson, Executive Vice President

Role

To oversee Landsvirkjun’s power station projects from the preparation stage to their completion. We monitor the costs and safeguard the quality and progress of the various projects, keeping them in accordance with the expectations, plans and needs outlined by the company.

Executive Vice President

Finance Division

Rafnar Lárusson, Executive Vice President

Role

To create a foundation for efficient operations and to promote maximum results in all units of the Landsvirkjun Group.

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Company Structure

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Our team

Our team is the key to our success and we continuously strive to safeguard the knowledge, skills and well-being of our employees. There were 260 permanent employees in 2016, working all over the country. Additionally, there were 164 young adults and 54 university students who accepted summer employment positions at Landsvirkjun.

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Focusing on health and well being

Landsvirkjun’s HR team assesses a number of factors within the work environment on an annual basis and is responsible for any improvements and discussions within the various divisions. A health drive was launched this year, offering education and services to all employees. Landsvirkjun joined forces with the innovation company Sidekick to launch the health drive by using an app which offers a diverse range of tools to promote a healthy lifestyle. Employees who chose to use the app at the same time contributed to UNICEF.

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Increased communication

The involvement of employees in the development of an ideal work environment is vital to the Company. Annual assessments are followed up by improvement measures where the Company's employees are actively engaged in shaping their work environment. Over 30 workshops were held last spring to review the results of these assessments and to devise a joint strategy on how to make a great working environment even better.

The Company's approach to employee appraisal interviews was further developed this year. The emphasis was on lighter and more regular interviews. We believe that greater success can be achieved through increased communication with employees and by developing specific future objectives together. These new priorities in employee appraisal interviews will be launched in early 2017.