Huld Magnusdottir became the CEO of the New Business Venture Fund in the spring of 2017. She is an experienced executive from both the public and private sector having been the Director General of the National Institute for the blind from 2009-2017 and the acting Director General of the National Social insurance administration from 2015-2016.
From 1993-2008 Huld worked for the high tech orthopedics company Ossur both in Iceland and abroad in various executive positions which included VP of Operations for North America, business development manager, PR manager, and quality assurance manager. Alongside her work at Ossur, Huld was also the project manager in Bosnia for a joint development project between Ossur and the Icelandic foreign office from 1995-2003.
Huld studied English at the University of Iceland, has a BA degree in International Relations from Sussex University in England, a Master of International Business degree from Bifrost University and a master´s diploma in public administration from the University of Iceland.
Huld is on the board of Frumtak, Mentor, Florealis, Kara Connect and Icelandic Startups along with being the fund’s contact with Genís and Stiki.