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Gudrun Johnsen is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Iceland. She worked as a senior researcher for the Parliamentary Special Investigation Commission looking into the causes and events leading up to the fall of the Icelandic banking sector in 2008.
Since 2010, Gudrun has served on the board of directors of Arion bank as vice-chairman, and as chairman of Arion’s Remuneration Committee. Arion bank is the second largest bank in Iceland, established in 2009 from the domestic arm of the collapsed Kaupthing Bank.
Gudrun was an assistant professor of finance at Reykjavik University from 2006-2013, when she joined the University of Iceland.
Gudrun graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a dual-masters’ degrees in Applied Economics and Statistics in 2003. After graduation she worked for RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California in 2003-2004 and as a research analyst in the Monetary and Financial Systems Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC, 2004-2006.