Board of Directors and Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Board member

Hjalti Thórarinsson

Hjalti Thórarinsson joined Board of Directors of Origo hf. as a deputy board member in March 2017 and became Chairman of the Board in March 2020.

Hjalti currently serves as the Managing Director at Marel, leading a IT division of 230 employees. He studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Iceland between 1995-1998 and holds an MBA degree from MIT. In 1998 Hjalti co-founded Dímon Software. After finishing his MBA Hjalti worked at the Microsoft headquarters for 11 years where he served as a Director of Business Development at the AI division.

Board member

Hildur Dungal

Hildur Dungal joined the Board of Directors of Origo hf. in February 2011. Hildur holds a Cand. Jur. law degree from the University of Iceland.

She previously headed the Directorate of Immigration in Iceland, worked for a number of years at the Ministry of Justice, and currently serves as a Senior Legal Advisor to the Administration of the Ministry of Transport and Local Government. Hildur has been on the boards of several companies and is currently an alternate member of the Board of Icelandic State Financial Investments (ISFI).

Board member

Ívar Kristjánsson

Ívar Kristjánsson joined the Board of Directors of Origo hf. as a principal director in March 2016.

He is Managing Director of 1939 Games, Chairman of the Board of RVX and sits on the Board of the Icelandic Gaming Industry (member of the Federation of Icelandic Industries). Ívar studied Business Administration at the University of Iceland and has completed an MBA degree from Reykjavik University. He is one of the founders of CCP hf. and worked there for 17 years. He was the CEO of CCP when EVE Online was released in 2003, but spent most of his time at CCP as Chief Financial Officer.

Board member

Gudmundur Jóhann Jónsson

Guðmundur Jóhann Jónsson became an alternate director of Origo hf. in 1999 and has since served as either a principal or alternate director of the Company.

Currently serving as the CEO of Vörður insurance company, Guðmundur graduated in Business Administration from Seattle University in 1985 and completed an MBA degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2000. In addition to Origo, he has served on the boards of several other companies. He is a member of the Board of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce.

Board member

Auður Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Auður Björk joined the Board of Directors of Origo hf. in 2021. She is Managing Director of Two Birds ehf. and previously served as a Managing Director at Vátryggingafélagi Íslands hf. from 2005 until 2018. Auður Björk has a vast amount of experience in marketing and strategic planning. Auður is a member of the Board of Íslandspóstur ohf. Isnic, Internet á 14 Íslandi hf., Icelandic Trademark holding ehf. and Jata eignarhaldsfélag ehf. Auður Björk has a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from the University of South Alabama, AMP degree from IESE and a MBA degree from Reykjavík University.

Corporate Governance

The Board of Directors of Origo adheres to the Guidelines on Corporate Governance issued by the Iceland Chamber of Commerce, the Iceland Stock Exchange and the Confederation of Icelandic Employers in June 2015.

The purpose of the Guidelines is to:

Promote good corporate governance in Iceland.
Make it easier for company directors and managers to fulfil their duties and thus contribute to the growth and success of the companies they are entrusted to lead.
Build trust in companies and business generally.
Build trust between investors and company leaders.
Improve the competitiveness of Icelandic business by ensuring that corporate governance in Iceland broadly adheres to the principles followed in neighbouring countries.
Give investors a clearer picture of the corporate governance practices of Icelandic businesses to assist them in evaluating investment options.
Give Icelandic businesses better access to funding in Iceland and abroad.
Corporate Governance

Committees and Compliance Officer

Members of the Audit Committee: Guðmundur Jóhann Jónsson, Auður Björk Guðmundsdóttir and Jón Gunnsteinn Hjálmarsson
Members of the Remuneration Committee: Hildur Dungal, Ívar Kristjánsson and Hjalti Þórarinsson.
Members of the Nomination Committee: Ívar Kristjánsson, Eyþór Ívar Jónsson and Hanna María Jónsdóttir..
The Compliance Officer of Origo is Gunnar Petersen and Ólafur Arinbjörn Sigurðsson is the Deputy Compliance Officer.
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