Ingolfur Gudmundsson - Chief executive Officer

Ingolfur Gudmundsson assumed the role of CRI CEO in June 2019. He has an extensive and broad experience within banking, pension funds and managing of other financial institutions. Gudmundsson has through his career held numerous management positions in Landsbanki Íslands Most notably he has held the positions of Marketing Director, Regional and Head Office Branch Manager as well as Managing Director for both Retail and Private Banking. Subsequently Gudmundsson worked as a Managing Director for the Engineers’ Pension Fund. Gudmundsson has held board positions of numerous Icelandic companies and organizations


Margrét Ormslev Ásgeirsdóttir - Deputy CEO

Margret has a M.Sc in Economics and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iceland. She also received a in Energy Systems and Policies from The School of Renewable Energy Science. Previous work experience includes working at Landsbankinn in corporate finance, corporate restructuring, consultation and support for new businesses, business development and marketing; and at a consulting engineers firm in procurement management and implementing ISO 9001 quality system.



Benedikt Stefánsson - Business Development

Benedikt Stefansson has over 18 years experience in business development in innovation companies, including agent based simulation systems, genome analysis, drug development and renewable fuels. Benedikt holds a C.Phil degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a BS degree in Economics from the University of Iceland. Before joining CRI in 2010, he worked for 7 years as Business Development Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing at deCODE genetics and as a business developer and research scientist at HNC Software (now Fair Isaac). Benedikt has also worked as a journalist and columnist for Morgunbladid, Reykjavik, business analyst at Landsbanki, Reykjavik and policy advisor to the Minister of Economic Affairs. He was also a lecturer in economics and simulation systems at the Departments of Economics and Political Science, UCLA.  


Björn Harðarson - Engineering


14 years experience in the field of technology, innovation and intellectual property with Actavis and Össur. At Actavis, a generics pharmaceutical company, working on reviewing third party patents and determine if particular synthetic pathways or other freedom to operate concerns were covered in the claims of the patent. At Össur, working on developing several inventions, among which were a new concept for prosthetic feet for board sports and methods for achieving vacuum suspension, plus mechanisms for locking prosthetic ankles, to name a few. Holds a Ph.D. and two postdoctoral fellowships in chemistry, all of which are heavily based on synthetic chemistry, and a European Patent Attorney.


Kristjana maria kristjansdottir - projects

Experienced international project manager working in the energy industry for 10 years, both in Iceland (Landsnet) and Australia (EnergyAustralia and AGL). Kristjana joined CRI in 2013 to manage the expansion of the George Olah Renewable Methanol Plant and later joined the management team. Kristjana has a BA degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Bifröst University in Iceland and a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Sidney.



ÓMAR SIGURBJÖRNSSON - sales and marketing

Ómar Sigurbjörnsson joined Carbon Recycling International in 2009 as a research scientist and served as the Director of Research and Development from 2010-2016. His responsibilities included the management of research projects, laboratory and pilot plant operations, application engineering for project development as well as the company's intellectual property. Ómar received his M.Sc. degree in Physical Chemistry from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Iceland. Previously he has worked as an academic researcher and in the aluminium industry in Iceland.


Ólafur Stefánsson - Technical Services


Sindri Sindrason - Business Officer

Sindri Sindrason is an experienced executive with an extensive background in corporate management. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of CRI 2008-2016 and CRI CEO from 2016-2019. In his previous role as CEO of international pharmaceutical company Pharmaco/Actavis, Sindri was responsible for the company’s expansion into Eastern Europe through various mergers and acquisitions in the generic pharmaceutical industry. Sindri Sindrason has served as a board member in numerous companies, including the role of Chairman at Eimskip, an international shipping and logistics company.