New hiring of CEO and CFO
The board of directors has appointed Ásgeir Helgi Reykfjörð Gylfason to the post of CEO of the Company and Magnús Ingi Einarsson as Chief Financial Officer.
At the same time, Ólafur Þór Jóhannesson will resign as CEO; Ólafur has been employed at SKEL, formerly Skeljungur hf., since 2019, accepting the post of CEO in February 2022.
It is a great advantage for the Company to have Ásgeir and Magnús join our team and undertake the task of building up a strong, listed investment company. Ásgeir has extensive knowledge and experience of the Icelandic economy, most recently as deputy CEO of Arion Bank, and Magnús has played a key role in the development of Kvika Bank in recent years. These two strong players will launch a continuation of the work of transforming the Company, with the focus on investments in companies and the development of companies that include in their vision the purpose of simplifying life for individuals and corporations. I would like to thank Ólafur Þór Jóhannesson, the departing CEO, for his good work on the transformation of the Company and for leading its first steps as an investment company while finding a future CEO; Ólafur will remain with the Company to assist us for the time being.Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Chairman of the board
SKEL has accepted a purchase offer for all owned shares in Sp/f Orkufelagið
SKEL fjárfestingafélag hf. has accepted an Offer Letter from a Faroese investment company for all owned shares in Sp/f Orkufelagið or 48.3% shares. Orkufelagid is the holding company for P/F Magn that operates in the Faroe Island.