Heidar Gudjonsson

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Heidar Gudjonsson

AEC Vice Chair, Iceland

Heidar Gudjonsson is Managing Director of Ursus Investments and Chairman of the Board of Vodafone Iceland, Eykon Energy and the first infrastructure investment fund in the Arctic (2015).

Gudjonsson has been working in business in the Arctic for the last 20 years. After finishing his economic studies at the University of Iceland business led him to work in New York, London and Zurich, for close to two decades, but always with one foot firmly set in Iceland.

Gudjonsson has built hydropower plants in the area, organized the largest acquisition in the fisheries sector in Iceland in the 1990s, building out infrastructure through electricity and water utilities and founding a Norwegian Icelandic oil exploration company. He is the Chairman of the Icelandic Arctic Chamber of Commerce, is on the Advisory Board of the Arctic Circle and author of the “Arctic Push: Iceland and the Opportunities” (2013), a bestseller in Iceland. Mr. Gudjonsson serves as Vice Chair of the Arctic Economic Council(AEC).

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