27 August 2021
Guðrún Hafsteinsdóttir resigned as chairman of the board of the Retailers’ Pension Fund at a board meeting on Wednesday 25 August 2021. Jón Ólafur Halldórsson took over the chairmanship. They are both nominated by the Confederation of Icelandic Employers.
Jón Ólafur has worked for Olíuverzlun Íslands (Olís) since 1995 but recently retired. He has a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Copenhagen University College of Engineering, an AMP degree from IESE in Barcelona, an MBA degree from the University of Iceland and an M.Sc. degree in Business Administration from the University of Iceland and has passed the FME qualification for pension funds.
Jón Ólafur was appointed CEO of Olís in 2014. He was previously Director of Sales and Marketing at Olís from 1995, Project Manager at Jarðboranir 1994, Director at Hafnarbakki 1991-1993 and worked as a mechanical engineer at the National Association of Icelandic Fishermen 1988-1990. Jón Ólafur is a member of the board and executive board of the Confederation of Icelandic Employers and is also the chairman of the Confederation of Trade and Services. Jón Ólafur has been on the board of the Retailers’ Pension Fund since 2020.
Guðrún Hafsteinsdóttir has been chairman and vice chairman of the fund’s board for the past five years. She is currently campaigning for next month’s parliamentary elections.
Guðrún says in an address to the fund’s employees: “On this occasion, I would like to thank you all for a particularly pleasant acquaintance and collaboration.
Lífeyrissjóður verzlunarmanna has excellent human resources. There is a chosen person in each bed and it has been my honor to work with you.
You are all involved in the fact that Lífeyrissjóður verzlunarmanna is a leader among funds in Iceland, progressive, returns good results and is well run.
I expect that you will all strive for the fund to remain an excellent workplace as well as a pension fund for all time to come. “Source: Lifeyrissjo
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