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Senior Management2018-08-28T14:05:18+00:00
Vidar Thorkelsson

Vidar Thorkelsson.

Chief Executive Officer

Vidar joined Valitor as Chief Executive Officer in 2010. He was previously CEO of the real-estate company Reitir and has extensive management experience in the commercial sector and financial sectors. For a number of years he held management roles with Landsbanki Islands, Vodafone Iceland and 365 Media.

Vidar holds a degree in Business Administration from University of Iceland and an MBA from Drucker School of Management – Claremont Graduate University, USA.

Camilla Sunner

Camilla Sunner.

Managing Director, Global Partnerships

Camilla joined Valitor in March 2017. She was previously Payment Networks Director at Barclaycard and prior to that Head of Account Development. Camilla joined Barclaycard from the IT service company Computacenter Plc, where she was the Commercial Director and she began her career at McKinsey & Company working across numerous sectors. She has built up extensive international experience across a number of professional and personal roles including Non Executive Director for Digital Links, an IT NGO, Asian Strategy Consultant for Tetra Pak and Business Development Consultant for the NGO Technoserve based in Ghana.

Camilla holds an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering which she completed at Lund Institute of Technology (LTH) in Sweden and UC Berkeley in California.

Halldor Bjarkar Ludvigsson

Halldor Bjarkar Ludvigsson.

Managing Director, Direct Channel

Halldor joined Valitor in 2016 as Executive Director of Valitor’s international direct channel, which includes subsidiaries AltaPay (headquartered in Denmark) and Chip & PIN Solutions (headquartered in the UK).

He was previously managing director of Investment Banking at Arion Bank hf. Before Arion, Halldor held a number of management positions, including the position of CEO at Maritech A/S, an international company selling technical solutions for the fishing industry. Halldor has held a number of non-executive positions on public and private boards, both in Iceland and internationally. Halldor graduated with a degree in engineering from University of Iceland in 1991 and a BSc in computer science in 1992 from the same university. He is also a certified stock broker.

Kristjan Hardarson

Kristjan Hardarson.

Managing Director, Valitor Iceland

Kristjan is the Managing Director of Valitor Iceland, which includes issuing and acquiring in the domestic Icelandic market. Kristjan first joined Valitor in 2008 as Executive Director of Marketing and Business Development, then was responsible for Global Partnerships from 2015 to March 2017. Prior to joining Valitor, Kristjan served as Executive Director at Spron Savings Bank from 2001 – 2008.

Kristjan holds a B.Sc. degree in Marketing and an M.A. in International Marketing from University of Alabama, USA.

Birkir Johannsson

Birkir Johannsson.

Chief Financial & HR Officer

Birkir joined Valitor as Chief Financial Officer in March 2015 and took on responsibility for the Human Resources function in October 2017. Previously he worked as a corporate financial consultant in the Investment Bank Division of Arion Bank from 2010 – 2015. Prior to Arion Bank, he worked for Attorneys at Hofdabakki and Landsbanki.

Birkir holds an MCF degree in corporate finance from the University of Reykjavík. In addition, he completed a law degree from the University of Iceland. Birkir is a licensed securities broker and is certified as a District Court lawyer.

Sigurdur Ingvar Amundason

Sigurdur Ingvar Amundason.

Executive Director, Operations & Product Development

Sigurdur began working for Valitor in 2007 as a software specialist in the development of Valitor’s business solutions and later as Chief Software Architect. Previously he was employed as a software specialist at Maritech. He took over as Director of Product Development at Valitor in early 2013 and added responsibility for operations – including the IT function – in October 2017.

Sigurdur completed his BSc degree in computer science from Reykjavík University in 2006.

Dr. Christine Bailey

Dr. Christine Bailey.

Chief Marketing Officer

Christine joined Valitor as Chief Marketing Officer in August 2017.  She brings 25+ years’ experience of business to business marketing in the technology sector, including leading European marketing functions for large companies (Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems), as well as smaller companies such as Extraprise and Cambridge Technology Partners.

Christine is a respected thought leader and speaker, most notable for her TEDx Talk ‘Unconventional Career Advice’ and regular blogs for Forbes Woman.  At Cisco Systems she was the Global & EMEAR co-lead for Connected Women.

Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in German & Business Studies from Warwick University and a doctorate (DBA) in customer insight from Cranfield School of Management in the UK.

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