Tanya Zharov is Chairman of the Board of Directors of CRI. She is the deputy CEO of de CODE genetics. Tanya was the General Counsel of the Icelandic securities firm Virding 2014-2015. In 2008 she joined Audur Capital as founding partner and General Counsel of Audur Capital. From 1999-2007 Tanya was VP, corporate governance and administration at deCODE genetics and served as the company’s corporate secretary from 1999. Prior to that, Tanya was a tax partner with Pricewaterhouse Coopers specializing in international tax and corporate law.

Arndís Thorarensen

Arndis Thorarensen is a a Senior Consultant and Partner at Parallel Ráðgjöf. She has experience from corporate finance and PE owned companies as the CEO for retail and restaurant entities. She also has background in finance and investment as well as 10 years of experience as a lecturer in the Business Dpt. of Reykjavik University. Arndis holds a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and a MB.


Ben Iosefa is Vice President for Global Market Development and Stakeholder Relations, of Methanex Corporation, the leading manufacturer and distributor of methanol to global markets. He has been in various management roles at Methanex and is responsible for global oversight in developing new projects using alternative and renewable feedstocks and leading execution of methanol to energy strategy. He is Vice-Chairman of the International DME Association.

Inga Björg Hjaltadóttir

Inga holds a law degree from the University of Iceland and is a district attorney. She has consulted in the field of labor law, such as collective bargaining, reprimanding, dismissals and retirement, management training, policy formation, salary analysis and consultation regarding wage concerns, analysis of equal pay, formulation of equality plans, work procedures and instruction manuals. Inga serves as a board member for Kvika banki and was a member of the board of MP banki. She is also a member of the City of Reykjavik auditcomittee and serves as a judge of the labor court, appointed by the Minister of Finance. 

DR. Oddur Ingólfsson

Dr. Oddur Ingólfsson is a professor at the department of chemistry and the head of the faculty of physical sciences at the University of Iceland.  He is a co-founder of Carbon Recycling and an Icelandic company; Lífdísill ehf, focusing on conversion of municipal waste to valuable raw materials. He has been involved in various international research projects and is currently the coordinator of the academic/industrial Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Innovative Training Network; ELENA.


Dr. Peter Zhang is Board Director of Volvo. He joined Geely Automobile in February 2007 as Vice President, Internal Control and International Business. He has worked for major multinational companies in sales, business development, operational management, strategy and planning, and financial controlling. Dr. Zhang holds a Bachelor degree in engineering, a Master degree and a Doctoral degree in economics from leading Chinese universities.