Our leadership team

The people who make up Control­ant's leadership team bring a wealth of experience to their roles, helping the company towards achieving its ambitious vision: to unleash the power of people and technology to deliver zero-waste supply chains for our partners and the planet.

Our executive team

Gísli Herjólfsson
Co-Founder, CEO
Gísli Herjólfsson co-founded Controlant and has driven the company's strategy and growth of the company for the last 12 years. He has a Master's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iceland.
Erlingur Brynjulfsson
Co-Founder, CTO
Mr. Brynjulfsson co-founded Controlant and has served as its Chief Technology Officer since 2007, leading all product R&D, design, and development. Mr. Brynjulfsson holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iceland.
Gudmundur Arnason
CFO, Interim COO
Mr. Arnason has served as Controlant’s CFO since 2015, and is also an interim COO. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Reykjavik University.
Anna Karlsdottir
Ms. Karlsdottir has served as Controlant's Quality Officer since 2015. She holds an M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iceland.
Ella Bjornsdottir
Ms. Bjornsdottir has been with Controlant since December 2020, focusing on recruitment and retaining world-class talent. She holds a B.Edu from the University of Iceland and has more than 20 years of executive development experience.
Martin Thaysen
Martin Thaysen has been with Controlant as Chief Commercial Officer since 2022, focusing on driving growth and digital transformation of the supply chain. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IMD Business School in Switzerland.

Board of Directors

Ásthildur Otharsdóttir
Chairperson of the board
Kristin Fridgeirsdottir
Board member
Steve Van Kuiken
Board Member
Jørgen Rugholm
Board member
Until 1 January 2024.
Søren Skou
Board Member
As of 1 January 2024.
Trausti Þórmundsson
Board member and Co-Founder

In loving memory of Stefán "Stebbi" Karlsson

The kindness, generosity, and humility of our dear friend, co-founder, and colleague will always remain a cornerstone of our company and culture.