Gunnlaugur Sævar Gunnlaugsson - Chairmain of the Board

Gunnlaugur has been on the LYSI board of directors since 1999 as chairman. He holds a degree in law from the University of Iceland (1986).

Gunnlaugur was the manager of the representative body of the Independence party in Reykjavík 1984-1987, CEO of Faxamjol (meal production company) 1988-2000 and CEO of UVS pharmaceuticals 2000-2004. Gunnlaugur currently holds many board positions, including as chairman of the board of  Isfelag Vestmannaeyja (fishing company) and  ISAM (importer/wholesaler) and as a board member of Rammi.

Magnus Magnusson – Director

Magnus holds a cand. oceon. degree in business administration from the University of Iceland (1990) and a master’s degree in international trade from Norges Handelshøyskole (1994).

Magnus is employed as division manager in Landsbanki and has previously worked for various financing companies such as Bunaðarbanki and Lysing.

Magnus holds various board positions, including as board member for Icelandair Group.

Katrin Petursdottir – CEO and Director

Katrin has been CEO of LYSI since 1999 when she purchased the company. She holds a degree in industrial operations from the Technical University of Iceland (1988).

From the age of 17, Katrin operated the trading company Hnotskurn, until she sold the company in 1988. She then founded a new company under the same name in 1991 alongside her parents, Erla Tryggvadottir and Petur Petursson.

The company, located in Thorlakshöfn, processed cod heads for export and was then merged with LYSI in 2004.

Katrin has served on the boards of various companies and organizations such as Iceland Chamber of Commerce, Reykjavik University, Bakkavor, Glitnir and Isal.

Petur Julius Gunnlaugsson - Alternate Director

Petur finished ML-degree in law from Reykjavik University in 2020 and was an exchange student in University of Glasgow in 2018-2019.

Petur has among other jobs worked as a reporter, a fisher man and a guide in salmon fishing. Petur has had several jobs at Lysi as well.

Petur is also a Director in Responsible Foods ehf.



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