The Founder and Chairman of the Board
Reynir Grétarsson was one of the founders of Lánstraust hf., the predecessor of Creditinfo Group, in 1997. He has been the CEO of the company from then. A law graduate of the University of Iceland in 1997, he was admitted to the bar as a District Court barrister in 1998. Apart from being a specialist in data protection laws, he has also experience in programming and database structuring. Reynir received a diploma in International development from the University of Iceland and is currently working on a Ph.d. in that subject, with microfinance being his research topic. Reynir was also co-founder of a few other companies, with operations in IT, financial services and in real estates. He is a philanthropist, constantly pursuing personal efforts to help emerging economies grow through better financial inclusion and education.
Nora Kerppola has over 20 years of experience in private equity industry in Europe and North America. Nora is a shareholder and board member of Creditinfo Group hf. Her main role is Managing Director at Nordic Investment group Oy. She has been a partner at GMT Communications in London and a partner at Weiss, Peck & Greer Private Equity (now Robeco) in New York. Previously, Nora worked at Investor International, a subsidiary of Investor AB and affiliated with the Wallenberg family of Sweden. Nora started her career in the corporate finance department of Credit Suisse First Boston. Nora also holds key board memberships with Capman Plc, Creditinfo Lantraust, Creditinfo Estonia (previously Krediidiinfo AS) and Sanduka Oy.
Hákon Stefánsson, graduated from University of Iceland in 1998 and started his career as a solicitor in Iceland and was admitted to the bar as a District Court barrister in 1999. In 2002 he started as a senior manager with Intrum Justitia, one of the leading companies in Europe in the Credit Management Services. Hákon started his career within Creditinfo Group in 2006 when he became the general manager of the Icelandic Credit Bureau, Creditinfo Iceland. In 2008 he became the regional manager of Creditinfo‘s operation in North and Central Europe and since 2009 he has been responsible for international sales. Hákon provided legal consultancy subjected to data protection issues in many countries, such as Lithuania, Poland, Georgia and Malta.
Ali Mazanderani in a fintech investor and a director of leading fintech companies in multiple countries. He was previously a Partner at Actis, a leading growth markets private equity firm, prior to that he was lead strategy consultant for First National Bank (South Africa), and prior to that advised private equity and corporate clients for OC&C Strategy Consultants in London. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Pretoria, a Masters in Economics from Oxford University, a Masters in Economic History from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from INSEAD.
Sigrún Ragna Ólafsdóttir
Sigrún Ragna Ólafsdóttir has again taken up the position of Board member for Creditinfo Group. Her re-appointment (having also served on the Board in 2017) came about as part of the company’s restructuring after Actis doubled its share in the company. Previously, Sigrún Ragna worked for many years at Deloitte hf. where she was the chairman and one of the partners, moving to Glitnir Bank, where she led the Bank’s financial department, and then joined Íslandsbanki as CFO and a member of the Executive Board. Sigrún Ragna also held the position of CEO of Vátryggingafélag Íslands (VÍS) and Lífís for a number of years and more recently held the position of CEO at Mannvit. Sigrún is also serving on the boards of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce, the Confederation of Icelandic Employers and the Federation of Financial Undertakings. Sigrún Ragna is also a business economist, completing her MSc degree from the University of Iceland and a certified accountant. In addition, she graduated with an MBA from Reykjavik University.