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Jakob Sigurdsson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jakob Sigurdsson
Position Independent Non-Executive Director
Nationality Icelandic
Tenure Appointed 1 October 2020
Committees Member of Audit and Risk Committee
Member of Nomination Committee

Key skills and experience

  • International business experience across a diverse range of sectors with particular emphasis on growth in new or developing markets
  • Strong background in general management and track record of delivering positive change

External appointments

Chief Executive Officer of Victrex plc, an innovative world leader in high-performance polymer solutions. Jakob has more than 20 years’ experience in large multinational companies, both listed and private, including nine years with Rohm & Haas (now part of Dow Chemical) in the US, as well as Chief Executive of food manufacturer Alfesca in Europe and Chief Executive of Promens.

Between September 2016 and June 2017, Jakob was Chief Executive Officer of VÍS, the largest Icelandic insurance and reinsurance company. He has held various Non-Executive roles and was a Member of the University of Iceland Council and a Non-Executive Director of the Icelandic Technology and Development Board.

Qualifications

Jakob has an BSc in Chemistry from the University of Iceland and an MBA from the Northwestern University.