Einar Gunnar Gudmundsson

Chief Executive Officer, Startup Reykjavik

Einar has led Arion Bank’s work towards the Icelandic startup ecosystem in addition to work with Corporate Development at the CEO Office, including the bank’s strategy on Open Banking. Arion Bank owns two business accelerators, Startup Reykjavik and Startup Energy Reykjavik, of which Einar serves as CEO and Chairman, respectively. Through the accelerators, Arion Bank has invested in 90 startup companies and counting. Einar previously founded and worked at ScandCap AB in Stockholm, a financial advisory firm. He has been Chairman of the Icelandic Student Innovation Fund at the Icelandic Centre for Research since 2014.

Einar graduated with an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics and a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Iceland.


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