Halla Tomasdottir is an entrepreneur, business leader, change agent, and cofounder of Audur Capital, a financial services and private equity company that that has been instrumental in rebuilding Iceland’s economy since its collapse in 2008. The first woman to become managing director of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce, she was a founding member of Reykjavik University where she founded and led the executive education and women entrepreneurship and empowerment programs. She also is a cofounder of Sisters Capital, a sustainable investment company founded in 2012.
Her resumé includes having worked for companies including M&M/Mars and Pepsi Cola, as well as working in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Nordics. She has been the board director of a number of organizations, ranging from the Icelandic Stock Exchange to Iceland’s largest insurance company. Halla Tomasdottir currently chairs Veritas Capital, Iceland’s leading sales and marketing company in the pharmaceutical and medical device sector and TAL, a mobile communication company. She also is vice chair of Olgerdin, Iceland's leading consumer products company and Pepsi bottler.
Recipient of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Award for outstanding women entrepreneurs in Europe, she was a speaker at the first TED Women conference in 2010. A year later, Newsweek named Halla Tomasdottir one of 150 women who shake the world.