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Jens Meinhard Rasmussen, Chairman

Jens Meinhard Rasmussen was first elected as board member in May 2014.

Jens Meinhard Rasmussen is the CEO of Skansi Offshore, which is a company servicing gas and oil vessels, since 2006. Previously Jens Meinhard was a shipbroker at Atlantic shipping and before that first officer on Bornholmstrafiken. Jens Meinhard is also the Chairman of the Board of Smyril Line A/P and the Faroese Merchant Ship-owners´ Association, along with being a board member at the International Chamber of Shipping.

Jens Meinhard has a Cand. jur. degree from the University in Kobenhagen and is a master mariner from Vinnuháskúlin Tórshavn.

Jens Meinhard does not own shares in Skeljungur.

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Birna Ósk Einarsdóttir, Director

Birna Ósk Einarsdóttir was first elected as board member in May 2015. Birna Ósk Einarsdóttir is the Chief Service and Customer Experience at Icelandair hf. Previously she was the Director of marketing and business development at Landsvirkjun, from 2017-2018, and prior to that Birna had various roles within Síminn hf. since 2001 among them managing director of sales and service, head of marketing, head of project management, human resources and public relations.  

Birna has an AMP degree from IESE Business School, M.Sc. degree in Strategic Management from the University of Iceland and a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from Reykjavík University. Birna does not own shares in Skeljungur.


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Ata Maria Bærentsen, Director

Ata Maria Bærentsen is the Senior Legal Counsel and Board’s and Management’s secretary at NNIT A/S, which is a listed Danish IT company. Previously Ata was the Senior Legal Counsel at Copenhagen Airports (A/S) and before that the Attorney at law at Gorrissen Federspiel law firm in Copenhagen. Ata also worked as Legal counsel at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, and Legal assistant for a Faroese MP in the Danish Parliament. Ata has a Cand. Jur degree from Copenhagen University, Attorney-at-law from The Danish Bar and Law Society .


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Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Director

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Þórarinn Arnar Sævarsson, Director

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Chief Execurive Officer

Árni Pétur Jónsson

Árni Pétur was hired as CEO of Skeljungur in August 2019. Árni has a Cand Oecon from the University of Iceland and has an extensive business experience. Previously Árni was the CEO of Teymi hf., when it was listed on the Icelandic Stock Exchange. He also worked as Managing Director at Olís and Hagar. In recent years, he has been CEO og Tíu ellefu (10-11)/ Iceland verslun (Iceland) and Baskó, but sold his share in 2016.

Árni has been a board member for various companies such as Lyfja, Securitas, Skeljungur, Penninn, Borgun and Eldum rétt. He has also had part in managing the telephone company Kall in the Faroe Islands as well as Bonus in the Faroe Islands.

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Gróa Björg Baldvinsdóttir

Head of Legal & Compliance

Gróa Björg Baldvinsdóttir is Head of Legal of Skeljungur, heading Legal and Compliance. Gróa joined Skeljungur in 2017, first as a General Counsel and depute of Compliance Officer, same year she became Head of Legal, Compliance Officer and the Board’s Secretary. From 2011-2017 Gróa worked as a lawyer at Landslög law firm. Gróa has a BA and a MA degree in law from Reykjavík University and is licensed to plead cases before the district courts of Iceland.

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Már Erlingsson

Vice Chief Executive Officer

Már Erlingsson is the Vice-CEO and the COO of Skeljungur. Previously Már was the Chief Procurement Executive at Skeljungur. Már has worked for Skeljungur since 2006. Before that he was the town mayor of Tálknafjörður municipality.

Már has a M.Sc. degree in engineering from DTU in Copenhagen.

Ólafur Þór Jóhannesson

Chief Financial Officer

Ólafur has been an independent consultant since 2018 and has served on various company boards during this same time. Prior to that he held the position of CFO and Vice-CEO of Basko ehf., from 2012-2018. Ólafur was the CEO of Miðengi ehf., a holding company owned by Íslandsbanki, 2010-2012. From 2006-2010 he was CFO of Teymi hf., which was a listed company on the Icelandic Stock Exchange. From 1996-2006, Ólafur worked in the audit practise of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the last few years as a full partner. During this period, he was a member of the University CPA Examination committee. Ólafur has a cand.oecon degree in business from the University of Iceland and is a certified public accountant.

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Þórður Guðjónsson

Chief Sales Officer

Þórður Guðjónsson is the CSO of Skeljungur, heading both B2B and B2C sales, since 2017. Previously Þórður headed business management and sales for B2B customers at Síminn, since 2014. Before that he was key account manager at Síminn. Þórður was the manager of ÍA soccer club for many years. Þórður has also been active in politics at Akranes municipality.

Þórður has a B.Sc. degree in business from the Bifröst University and has a diploma in coaching.





Audit Committee

 Code of Conduct
The objective of the Audit Committee is seeking to ensure the quality of financial statements and other financial information and the independence of auditors. The Audit Committee shall operate in accordance with Icelandic laws and regulations and corporate governance. The Audit Committee is responsible for reviewing and assessing the quality of the financial information and the arrangement of information from management and auditors.The Committee shall ensure the information given to the Board on operations, status and future prospects of the company are reliable and give a more accurate picture of the company's position at any time.

The Audit Committee also has the following tasks: monitor the working process around the making of the accounts monitor the arrangement and effectiveness of the internal control within the Company, the risk management and other surveillance measures monitor and review the audit of the annual accounts, the consolidated accounts and other financial information regarding the company put forth proposals to the Board regarding the selection of the auditor or audit firm evaluate the independence of the auditors or audit firm and monitor other work performed by the auditors or auditing firm The Audit Committee is a sub-committee of the Board and is appointed by the Board in accordance with chapter IX of the A Act no. 3/2006 regarding financial statements.

The Committee shall be appointed for a term of one year at the first Board meeting after the Annual General Meeting. It shall consist of not fewer than three members.

Members of the Audit Committee 2017-2018:
Helena Hilmarsdóttir
Birna Ósk Einarsdóttir
Ata Maria Bærentsen
Skeljungur´s auditor is Reynir Stefán Gylfason, KPMG. .


Remuneration Committee 

    Code of Conduct

The goal of establishing a Remuneration Committee is to increase efficiency, establish a clear procedure and improve the governance of the Board of Directors regarding remuneration matters. The Remuneration Committee shall operate in accordance with Icelandic laws and regulations and good corporate governance.
The Remuneration Committee is a sub-committee of the Board of Directors and is appointed by the Board. The Remuneration Committee shall consist of three members, the majority of whom must be independent of the Company and its day-to-day management. However, the Committee may consist of two members, in which case both members must be independent of the Company. The Committee shall be appointed for a term of one year at the first Board meeting after the AGM.
Members of the Nomination Committee 2017-2018:

Jens Meinhard
Birna Ósk Einarsdóttir


Nomination Committee

    Code of Conduct

The objective of the Nomination Committee is to establish a transparent and clear procedure for the nomination of Board Members at the Company´s Annual General Meeting. The procedure is intended to enable the shareholders to make a more informed decision regarding Board Membership. The Nomination Committee has an advisory role regarding the election of Board Members by putting forth a proposal at the Annual General Meeting. The Nomination Committee shall take into account the overall interests of the Company´s shareholders.
The Committee is established for one year at a time. Two committee members are elected by the shareholders´ meeting and the new Board elects one of their own after the shareholders´ meeting. The arrangement regarding the shareholders´ voting of Committee Members shall be the same as for voting Board Members, according to the Articles of Association.

The Nomination Committee Members 2017-2018 are:

Katrín S. Óladóttir
Sigurður Kári Árnason
Þórarinn Arnar Sævarsson

Shareholders may send their nominations or other comments regarding the Company´s Board to

Applications for Board Membership shall also be sent to the aforementioned email address.
Because of the nature and scope of the Committee´s work, nominations and applications must have been received by the Committee no later than two weeks before the shareholders´ meeting, where Board Members´ shall be elected, for the Committee to be able to evaluate the candidates.
All nominations and applications received no later than five days before the meeting are valid.
In a nomination or an application information the following information shall be provided; name,, address, main occupation, career, education, experience and owned shares in the Company. Information regarding possible conflict of interest with the Company´s main customers and competitors and shareholders´ owning more than 10% share in the Company shall also be provided.

See enclosed forms.

Framboðseyðublað 2019.pdf
Candidacy for the Boaerd of Skeljungur 2019.pdf

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