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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.


Business Diploma, Coop School Iceland, Reykjavik, 1953. Student language, business and insurance, London 1955-1956. Student Swedish Cooperative School, Saltsjöbaden, 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.

Arnthor Jensen

Gudny Petursdottir

Sigridur Olafsdottir

Brynja Dis Arnthorsson

Olafur Arnthorsson

Arna Gudny Arnthorsson

Olof Sigridur Arnthorsson

Arnbjorg Hlif Arnthorsson