CEO and Executive Management

Jon Sigurdsson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Born in 1956

Education

Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the United States International University in San Diego

Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from Odense Technical College in Denmark

Board Positions

Vitrolife AB
The Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce

Past experience

Jon has been the CEO of Össur since 1996 and prior to that he 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).

Jon's experience as a member of the Board of Directors in other companies/organizations includes:

  • Rio Tinto Alcan Iceland 2003-2015
  • The Icelandic Chamber of Commerce 2002-2012
  • Reykjavik University from 2002-2009
  • Samherji hf. from 2002-2006
  • The Icelandic Trade Council from 1997-2003
  • Research Liaison Office of the University of Iceland from 1996-2001

Shares held in Össur

660,708 (incl. related parties)

Egill Jónsson

EVP of Manufacturing and Operations

Born in 1957

Education

Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University in Copenhagen (DTU)

Bachelor degree in Engineering from the Technical University in Copenhagen (DTU)

Board positions

Federation of Icelandic Industries

Past experience

Egill has led the M&O function since he joined in 1996. He was formerly a Project Manager at VGK hf, an Engineering firm in Reykjavik (1985-1996).

Shares held in Össur

822,749 (incl. related parties)

Gudjon G. Karason

EVP of Clinics

Born in 1969

Education

Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Iceland

CS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iceland

Past experience

Gudjon has been with Össur since 1998, and has since then worked in R&D, Marketing, Sales, and Clinics in multiple positions. Prior to joining Össur, Gudjon worked as Development Manager for a couple of smaller industrial companies in Iceland.

Shares held in Össur

42,743

Margrét Lára Friðriksdóttir

EVP of Human Resources and Corporate Strategy

Born in 1978

Education

Master’s degree in Management and Strategy from the University of Iceland

Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Iceland

Past experience

Margret has been with Össur since 2000 in various roles in finance and human resources.

Shares held in Össur

14,100

Kim de Roy

EVP of Research and Development

Born in 1977

Education

Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Leaven in Belgium

Master’s degree in Physiotherapy and Education from the University of Leaven in Belgium

Bachelor degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics.

Past experience

Kim joined Össur in 2002 and spent 5 years in R&D working on various development projects in both prosthetics and bracing & supports. He subsequently held several leadership positions in Sales, Marketing and Education in EMEA. Kim led Global Marketing & Education for prosthetics, as well as the prosthetics sales in the Americas for five years. Prior to joining Össur, Kim worked for RSScan International in Belgium for 3 years.

Shares held in Össur

67,500

Ólafur Gylfason

EVP of Sales & Marketing

Born in 1969

Education

Master’s degree in International Business Economics from Alborg University in Denmark

Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Bifrost School of Business in Iceland

Past experience

Olafur has been with Össur since 1997; from 2001-2013 as the Managing Director of EMEA and before that in emerging markets.

Shares held in Össur

9,517

Sveinn Sölvason

Chief Financial Officer

Born in 1978

Education

Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting (Cand.Merc.FIR) from Copenhagen Business School

Bachelor degree in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.

Board positions

Icelandic Chamber of Commerce

Past experience

Sveinn has been with Össur since 2009, previously as Director of Treasury and Corporate Development. Prior to joining Össur he worked at Marel, Kaupthing Bank, Goldman Sachs and HSH Nordbank.

Shares held in Össur

25,000