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Valur Arnthorsson

Valur Arnthorsson, Icelandic cooperative society executive. Decorated knight Cross of Icelandic Falk Order. Member Town Council Akureyri (Iceland), 1970-1978, chairman, 1974-1978,; Member Society Cooperative Society Directors, Icelandic Management Society Lutheran.; Lodges: Rotary.


  • Arnthorsson, Valur was born on March 1, 1935 in Eskifjordur, Iceland. Son of Arnthor Jensen and Gudny Petursdottir.

  • Education

    • Business Diploma, Coop School Iceland, Reykjavik, 1953. Student language, business and insurance, London 1955-1956. Student Swedish Cooperative School, Saltsj√∂baden, 1965.


    • Insurance clerk Samvinn Cooperative Insurance Company, Reykjavik, Iceland, 1953-1958, manager reinsurance department, 1958-1964, director underwriting department, 1964-1965. Assistant to director general KEA, The Cooperative Society Eyjafjordur (Iceland), 1965-1970, deputy director, 1970-1971, director general, since 1971, also chairman board directors various subsidiary companies. Vice chairman board Samvinn Group of Insurance Companies, since 1977, Esso Oil Corporation Iceland, 1978-1987, chairman board directors, since 1987.

      Managing director National Bank Iceland, since 1989. Chairman board directors Federation of Iceland Cooperative Societies, since 1978, secretary, 1975-1978.


    Member Town Council Akureyri (Iceland), 1970-1978, chairman, 1974-1978. Member Society Cooperative Society Directors, Icelandic Management Society Lutheran. Lodges: Rotary.


    • Married Sigridur Olafsdottir, July 16, 1955. Children: Brynja Dis, Olafur, Arna Gudny, Olof Sigridur, Arnbjorg Hlif.
    • father: Arnthor Jensen
    • mother: Gudny Petursdottir
    • spouse: Sigridur Olafsdottir
    • children: Brynja Dis Arnthorsson
    • Olafur Arnthorsson
    • Arna Gudny Arnthorsson
    • Olof Sigridur Arnthorsson
    • Arnbjorg Hlif Arnthorsson
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    Born March 1, 1935