Board of directors

The Board Members of Eyrir Invest hf. are Þórður Magnússon, Chairman, Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir, Kristín Pétursdóttir, Ólafur Steinn Guðmundsson and Stefán Árni Auðólfsson.

Þórður Magnússon

Þórður was CFO of Eimskip for over two decades before co-founding Eyrir Invest. Today Þórður chairs the Board of Eyrir Invest and Eyrir Ventures, Carbon Recycling International (CRI), Sæbýli, SagaNatura, AwareGo, Handpoint , eTactica and holds a seat on the boards of many Icelandic companies, including Norvik and Mussila. He served on the Board of Directors of Össur until March 2013 and on the Board of Stork Technical Services until the fall of 2015. Þórður holds an MBA degree from the University of Minnesota and a Business degree from the University of Iceland.


Kristín Pétursdóttir

Kristín is a leadership consultant and coach and the founder of The Inner and Outer Game. She has 25 years of international leadership experience in investment, banking and the technology sector. She was one of two founders of Auður Capital hf. (later Virðing hf.) and was the CEO and later Chairman of the Board. She has served as a board member of numerous companies and organizations. She has a Cand. Oecon degree from the University of Iceland and and MBA from Handelshöyskolen in Bergen.

Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir

Hrund is the Managing Director of Festa – centre for sustainability in Iceland. Hrund has a broad-based experience as a manager, consultant and an entrepreneur in areas ranging from innovation, education, post-conflict reconstruction and film making. She is part of the World Economic Forum Expert Network and has worked in various capacities for the United Nations since 2001. Hrund is a Managing Partner at the Nordic Circular Hotspot, a board member of Islandsbanki‘s Entrepreneurship Fund and former Chair of the Technology Development Fund in Iceland. Hrund is a Yale World Fellow, has a Diploma from Harvard Kennedy School, an MSc degree from the London School of Economics and a BSc from the University of Iceland

Ólafur Steinn Guðmundsson

Ólafur has held various senior level management positions within R&D in the pharmaceutical industry in the US. He is an active investor within the area of pharmaceutics and biotechnology. Ólafur is also associated with the Pharmaceutical Chemistry department at Purdue University in the US. Ólafur holds a doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from The University of Kansas and a Pharmacy degree from The University of Iceland.

Stefán Árni Auðólfsson

Stefán is a partner of LMG slf., legal services, practicing mainly in the field of Contracts and Corporate law. Stefán is an advisor to a number of start-up and more advanced companies and he has served as an independent board member of various companies, including listed companies such as the retailer Hagar, Síminn telecom and the real estate company Eik. Stefán has a LL.M. degree from Kent University and a Cand.Jur degree from the University of Iceland and has concluded an examination in securities trading.