IMAGINE Leaders – Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir

Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir

Author & Speaker

Hrund is the Director of Festa – center for sustainability in Iceland, Advisory Council member at Yale’s International Leadership Center (ILC), Founding Partner at the Nordic Circular Hotspot and Board Member of Eyrir Invest. Hrund has a broad-based experience, ranging from post- conflict reconstruction and social entrepreurship to the arts. She is the co-Director and Writer, of the feature documentary InnSæi (2016), which explores the art of flourishing, leading and innovating in an age of distraction and transformation, shown world wide e.g. on Netflix. In 2008-2010 she created and directed Prisma – a diploma module, acknowledged by the Nordic Council of Ministers for best responding to 21st century workplace. She is the former chair of the Technology Development fund in Iceland, focusing on innovation. Her career with the UN entails a permanent position (resigned in 2004), being a Programme Manager of UNIFEM (Un Women) in Kosovo after the war, and occasional consultancies, the most recent one in 2020 in Bangladesh. Hrund is a WEF Cultural Leader, WEF Young Global Leader and a Yale World Fellow.

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