Board of Directors and Committees

Gildi’s Board of Directors is the senior management of the fund. The Audit Committee monitors risk management and the effectiveness of controls. Within Gildi, there is also a committee on Board members’ wages.

The fund’s Board of Directors has eight members. Four are elected on behalf of fund members, and four are nominated by the Confederation of Icelandic Employers. The term of office is two years, and half of the seats for Board members and alternates are voted for annually. The Board is in charge of the fund and must discuss all major decisions regarding Gildi’s strategy and operations.

Principals:
Stefán Ólafsson Professor emeritus at UI and expert at Efling union, Chairman Elected at the 2021 Annual General Meeting
Gylfi Gíslason Executive Director of Jáverk ehf., Vice-Chairman Nominated by SA 2021
Árni Bjarnason Chairman of the Association of Shipmasters Elected at the Annual General Meeting 2022
Bjarnheiður Hallsdóttir Chairman of the Tourism Association Nominated by SA 2022
Freyja Önundardóttir Shipping Manager of Önundur ehf. Nominated by SA 2021
Gundega Jaunlinina Vice-Chairman of the trade union Hlíf in Hafnarfjörður Elected at the 2022 Annual General Meeting
Margrét Valdimarsdóttir Lecturer at the University of Akureyri and project manager at the Institute of Social Sciences at UI Elected at the 2021 Annual General Meeting
Sverrir Sverrisson Executive Director Econsulting Nominated by SA 2022
Alternates:
Páll Ásgeir Guðmundsson director of Economic and Competition Department of SA Nominated by SA 2022
Ingibjörg Ólafsdóttir Advisor and project manager Elected at the Annual General Meeting 2021
Inga Jóna Friðgeirsdóttir Executive Director of the finance division of Brim hf. Nominated by SA 2021
Eyþór Þ. Árnason Chairman of Hlíf in Hafnarfjörður Elected at the 2022 Annual General Meeting

Gildi’s Board of Directors appoints a three-member Audit Committee that acts on its behalf and under its responsibility. The Audit Committee monitors the fund’s risk management and risk control and the effectiveness of internal control and auditing. It must ensure compliance with laws and regulations, submit a proposal for an external auditor and assess his independence.

Committee Members
Sigrún Guðmundsdóttir certified auditor, Chairman
Ásgeir Brynjar Torfason expert in the field of finance and accounting
Freyja Önundardóttir Shipping Manager of Önundur hf.

Within Gildi, there is a four-member committee on Board members’ wages, whose task is to prepare and submit a proposal to the Annual General Meeting on Board members’ wages for the coming year.

Committee Members:
Representatives of employers Davíð Þorláksson
Stefanía Kolbrún Ásbjörnsdóttir
Representatives of employees Kolbeinn Gunnarsson
Stefán Ólafsson