Alternate of the Board
Óskar was born in 1954 and lives in Iceland. He is a well-known writer and has published two collections, short stories and two novels in recent years. He is a farmer and co-owner and chairman of Kerfélagið ehf., the owner of the tourist nature attraction Kerid Crater. Óskar is currently a vice-chairman of the board of Samherji hf., a board member of Samherji Holding ehf. and a chairman of the Icelandic landowners Association. He has previously been a board member of the Icelandic Bar Association. Óskar was Publisher/CEO and major shareholder of Árvakur hf. from 2009 to 2015, President/CEO of Tryggingamiðstöðin hf. and TM Life Insurance hf. from 2004 to 2007, President/CEO of Vodafone Iceland from 2001 to 2007, Executive Chairman of Baugur from 1998 to 1999 and President/CEO of Hagkaup hf. supermarkets, that later became part of Baugur Corporation, from 1993 to 1998. Óskar has been a Supreme Court Attorney since 1993. He graduated with an LL.M. degree in International Business Law from George Washington University Law School in 1986, and with a Cand.jur. degree from the University of Iceland in 1983. He owns 15,000 shares in the Company, but no share options, but is not independent of Samherji Holding ehf., which own, in total, 50.6 million shares in the Company.