IMAGINE Leaders – Þorsteinn Kári Jónsson
Þorsteinn Kári Jónsson
Marel, Director of Sustainability & Community Engagement
I’m a father of two from Iceland. For the past 15 years I have been obsessed with sustainable development and making an impact. I’m a lecturer, trained musician, leader in my community, entrepreneur and I dream of contributing to a better and more sustainable world for all to live in.
I’ve created multiple university courses about sustainability strategies and the importance of stakeholder management. I’ve created social movements in my community that more than 10% of my country’s population took active part in and I’ve worked closely with politicians as well as CEO’s and Boards of Directors of some of the largest companies in the Nordics to improve their sustainability ambitions.
I burn for enabling kindness in the world. I’m innovative in the way I approach challenges and like to understand and make sense of the bigger picture before I start working towards making changes. I love connecting people as well as enabling other people to shine and deliver on their potential. I’m sometimes afraid that I’m not good enough or that my circle of influence is not large enough, but I work on overcoming that by being a lifelong student, thinking big and ambitiously and continuously expanding my network.