1987, graduate, Iceland College of Commerce, Reykjavik; 1991, degree in Finance, New York University. From 1992, Marketing Director in the brewing industry, first in Iceland and later in St Petersburg, Russia. 1996, co-founded Bravo International, St Petersburg, creating the popular Botchkarov beer brand. 2002, sold Bravo International to Heineken International. Meanwhile, was already involved in the telecom sector in Europe and in generic pharmaceuticals; had become Chairman of the Board, Pharmaco, later known as Actavis. Co-founded holding company Samson and became its Chairman of the Board. 2004-09, Chairman of the Board, Icelandic financial companies Landsbanki and Straumur-Burdaras. 2004, founded international investment company Novator, London. Young Global Leader (2005), World Economic Forum. Former Member of the Board, EastWest Institute.