Össur President and Chief Executive Officer since 1996, born 1956, resides in the United States. He is a board member of Rio Tinto Alcan in Iceland and chairman of the Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Sigurðsson was the Commercial Counselor for the Icelandic Trade Council in New York (1992- 1996), Chief Financial Officer at Álafoss (1989-1991), Head of the International Division of Eimskip (1986-1989) and an Engineer for Bang and Olufsen Denmark (1982- 1984). He holds a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from Odense Technical College in Denmark and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the United States International University in San Diego. Mr. Sigurðsson and his related parties hold 341,168 shares in the Company. He has no interest links with the Company’s main clients, competitors or major shareholders.
Mr. Sigurðsson’s experience as a member of the Board of Directors in other companies/organizations includes:
EVP of Manufacturing and Operations, born 1957. Has been with Össur since 1996, and led the division from that period. He was formerly a Project Manager at VGK hf, an Engineering firm in Reykjavik (1985-1996). Mr. Jónsson has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University in Copenhagen, DTU (1984).He and his related parties hold 822,749 shares in the Company.
Chief financial Officer since May 2013, born in 1978. Sveinn has been with Össur since 2009 as Director of Treasury and Corporate Development. Prior to joining Össur Sveinn worked in business development at Marel, Kaupthing bank, Goldman Sachs and HSH-Nordbank. Sveinn holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Accounting (Cand.Merc.FIR) from Copenhagen Business School.
Mr. Sölvason holds no shares in the Company.
Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing (Business Units), born 1969. Has been with Össur since 1997, formerly working in international sales and as Marketing and Sales Director for Europe. Mr. Gylfason holds a degree in Business Administration from Bifrost School of Business. He continued his studies at Alborg University in Denmark, graduating with a Masters degree in International Business Economics in 1997. Ólafur is a substitute member of the board of the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce since 2012.
EVP of R&D, born 1960, joined Össur in 2009 as Medical Officer. Dr. Þorvaldur Ingvarsson is a MD from University of Iceland and holds a PhD degree from the University of Lund in Sweden, with emphasis on osteoarthritis and health economic outcomes. Þorvaldur has 19 years of experience as an orthopaedic surgeon. Þorvaldur has been an associative professor at the University of Iceland since 2005.
Prior to joining Össur he held a medical director position as well as a CEO position within the hospital setting. Þorvaldur has published more than 40 scientific papers and is currently involved in international research projects related to osteoarthritis, ligament healing, health economics outcomes and biomechanics of prostheses.
Þorvaldur’s experience as a member of the Board of Directors in other companies / organizations includes:
Managing Director of EMEA, born in 1964. Jos has been with Össur for 10 years as the Financial director for Össur EMEA. Jos has a bachelor degree in Economics and a Master degree in Controlling from the University of Maastricht in Holland.