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History & Role

Iceland Post

The role of Iceland Post is to offer reliable services for companies and individuals in the field of distribution, communications and logistics, as well as other areas that pertain to these activities. It is Iceland Post's vision statement to be a progressive and powerful company in mail and product distribution by providing a reliable and stable service around the country and the world, which is based on recognized quality standards. In addition, Iceland Post will work towards profitable growth with the interests of its customers, employees and owners as its goal.

Iceland Post distribution network reaches all homes and businesses, 95% five days a week. Post offices and rural postmen provide customers with complete postal service regardless of location. Iceland Post operates internationally with other postal services and partner organisations postal services and partner organisations transporting products to and from Iceland, thus creating links with distribution systems all around the world.

In 1776, King Christian VII of Denmark issued a decree that a postal system should be established in Iceland. Two years later regular postal sailings began in Iceland and Denmark; one trip a year. The first Icelandic stamps were issued in 1873, and by that time the postal system had been put under local administration and the first post offices had been established. In 1935, postal and telephone services were merged under one name, Póstur og sími.

Iceland Post ltd. was incorporated when the company Póstur og sími was divided in 1998. The company is one of the largest employers in the country with about 1000 employees. It is a young company, but its foundation has roots that reach back through 230 years of postal service in Iceland.

Directors

Ingimundur Sigurpálsson, Managing Director & CEO of Iceland Post. Ingimundur has served as a Managing Director and CEO of Iceland Post since 2004. He has decades of experience in business, both in the public and private sector. Ingimundur has served in number of roles for corporations, public and private, including director positions and management. Ingimundur holds a Cand. Oecon degree from the University of Iceland and pursued graduate studies in economic development and planning at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and DBE from Columbia Business School, New York, USA.

Andrés Magnússon, Director of Human Resources. Andrés has served as director of HR for Iceland Post since the company was established in 1998. He previously worked as the head of HR development for Póstur og sími and as a guidance counsellor and psychologist for Fjölbrautaskólinn vid Ármúla Secondary School. Andrés holds a BA in psychology from the University of Iceland and a MA in psychology from the University of Leicester in the UK.

Anna Katrín Halldórsdóttir, Director of Marketing & Sales. Anna Kartrín began working for Iceland Post as Director of Marketing and sales in 2003. Anna Katrín holds a degree in business administration from the University of Iceland and a master's degree in international business with a concentration in strategy and management from the Copenhagen Business School.

Helga Sigríður Böðvarsdóttir, Director of Finance & IT. Helga Sigríður began working for Iceland Post in 2005 on various projects in the company's accounts department. She has been the Director of Finance and IT since 2007. Helga Sigríður holds a degree in business administration from the University of Iceland and is a certified public accountant.

Hörður Jónsson, Director of Post Offices. Before Hörður began working as Director of Post offices in 2001, he served in various roles for the company, including head of service outlets. Hörður has led the extensive changes in the company's network of post offices and service outlets in recent years. Hörður holds a degree in business administration from the University of Iceland.

Tryggvi Þorsteinsson, Director of Operations. Tryggvi has worked as Director of Operations for Iceland Post since 2001. He oversees operations including distribution, delivery, logistics and property management for the company. Tryggvi has served in various roles for the company including as an engineer in the optimization department, a zoning expert and the head of logistics. Tryggvi holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Iceland and a MS in engineering from DTH in Denmark.

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