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RB Board of Directors 2022–2023

Chairman of the Board

Gunnar Jakobsson

Chairman of the Board

Gunnar Jakobsson took over as deputy governor of Financial Stability in Iceland on 1 March 2020.

Prior to joining the Central Bank of Iceland, Gunnar held various management positions at Goldman Sachs from 2001 to 2020, most recently as managing director of liquidity risk and privacy policy at Goldman Sachs International in London.

Gunnar is the chairman of the board of Greiðsluveitan.

Gunnar graduated in law from the University of Iceland in 1995 and and graduated with an MBA from Yale University in 2001.

Gunnar took a seat on the board of RB in December 2021.

Board member

Ásthildur Sturludóttir

Board memeber

Ásthildur has been the Mayor of Akureyri from 2018 and was previously the Mayor of Vesturbyggð from 2010. Before that, she was a project manager at the Rector’s office of the University of Iceland, project manager at Portus ehf. (company responsible for the construction of a concert and conference building), Managing Director of Samtök sveitarfélaga á Vesturlandi (SSV), i.e. the West Iceland Regional Office, and project manager for the Regional Development company of Samtök sveitarfélaga á Vesturlandi (SSV-Development and Consultancy).

Ásthildur sat on the Board of Directors of RÚV (Icelandic state television) until May 2016 and on the Board of Byggðastofnun (Icelandic Regional Development Institute) from 2014–2016. Ásthildur is a political sciences graduate from the University of Iceland and has a degree in administrative management (MPA) from PACE University in New York in the US.

Ásthildur was a member of the Board of Directors of RB from 2016 and until desember 2021. She is returning to the Board of Directors of RB in March 2022.

Board member

Helga B. Sigbjarnardóttir

Board member

Helga has worked as the director of Högun in Landsbankinn's Information Technology Division since 2022.

She started working at Landsbankinn in 2012, first as a project manager and later as a team leader in Landsbankinn's Project Office.
Helga previously worked at Byr Savings Bank in the commercial banking department and before that at Kópavog Savings Bank as director of the marketing and service department.

Helga graduated from the University of Iceland with a bachelor's degree in food science in 1999 and has an MBA degree from the Universidad Autonóma de Madrid (IADE) in Spain.

Helga took a seat on the RB board in March 2023

Board member

Riaan Dreyer

Board member

Dreyer has been Managing Director of Íslandsbanki's IT department since 2019.

Dreyer previously worked as head of software development at Arion banki and also worked in software solutions at Meniga. Prior to that, Dreyer was head of IT at Standard Bank and Liberty Life in South Africa.

Dreyer is a board member at the ISB Development Center Poland.

Dreyer holds a B.Sc. in actuarial mathematics and economics from the University of South Africa and a Master's degree in information technology from Pretoria in South Africa.

Dreyer took a seat on the board of RB in December 2021.

Board member

Sunna Guðmundsdóttir

Board member

Since 2014, Sunna has been the Director of Arion Bank's Finance Department. She is the Director of Operations at the bank.
She has worked at Arion bank and its predecessors in the Finance Department since 2005.

Sunna sits on the sports council of Kópavogsbær and has been on the boards of Breiðablik since 2007.
Sunna graduated in 2001 with a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from the University of Reykjavík and in 2018 she graduated with an M.sc degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Reykjavík. Sunna has a degree in securities trading.

Sunna took a seat on the RB board in March 2023.

Board member

Corporate governance

RB Articles of Association. Corporate governance statement. Board’s Rules of Procedure. The rules of procedure of the Audit Committee. Remuneration policy. Rules of Procedure for the Remuneration Committee.