Names Of Charged Landsbanki And Kaupþing Bankers Released

Published March 20, 2013

As was reported yesterday the Special Prosecutor is pressing charges against former executives and administrators of filed bank Kaupþing (now Arion) and Landsbanki.
Fifteen individuals are being charged, 6 from Landsbanki and the remaining 9 from Kaupþing. They stand accused of manipulating the market in the lead up to the financial collapse of 2008 and artificially boosting the value of the banks.
The Landsbanki administrators being charged are:

  • Sigurjón Þ. Árnason, director of Landsbanki
  • Sigríður Elín Sigfúsdóttir, Director of Corporate Accounts
  • Ívar Guðjónsson, director of proprietary trading
  • Steinþór Gunnarsson, brokerage director
  • Júlíus Steinar Heiðarsson, broker
  • Sindri Sveinsson, broker

The Kaupþing executives being charged are:

  •  Sigurður Einarsson, Chairman
  • Hreiðar Már Sigurðsson, CEO of Kaupþing Group
  • Ingólfur Helgason, Director of Kaupþing Iceland
  • Magnús Guðmundsson, Head of Kaupþing Luxembourg
  • Bjarki Diego, Director of Corporate banking
  • Björk Þórarinsdóttir, Credit Committee member and Kaupþing corporate employee
  • Einar Pálmi Sigmundsson, Director of proprietary trading
  • Birnir Sær Björnsson, private business stock broker
  • Pétur Kristinn Guðmarsson, private business stock broker

Fun fact: as RÚV reports three of the executives being charged for their illegal activities while with Kaupþing have been working for Arion Bank. They are Birnir Sær Björnsson, Pétur Kristinn Guðmarsson and Björk Þórarinsdóttir. Björk is the Director of Corporate Accounts at Arion, though she and her two colleagues have now taken leave from their positions.



News
Iceland Versus The Netherlands: Clash Of The Titanic Midgets

Iceland Versus The Netherlands: Clash Of The Titanic Midgets

by

For football fans, last night sure was one for the books. After an exciting match in Amsterdam, it looks like

News
Jewelry Store Thief Now In Custody

Jewelry Store Thief Now In Custody

by

The man responsible for a daring early-morning jewelry store robbery in the Fjörður shopping centre in Hafnarfjörður last month has

News
RIFF Reveals Film Line-Up

RIFF Reveals Film Line-Up

by

The Reykjavík Film Festival (RIFF) has released the line-up for the first 40 films of this year’s event. RIFF is

News
Poll: Overwhelming Majority Of Icelanders Want More Asylum Seekers

Poll: Overwhelming Majority Of Icelanders Want More Asylum Seekers

by

Nearly all Icelanders want more asylum seekers, but opinion is still divided over how many. Meanwhile, several small towns and

News
“Research Vessel” Possibly Hunting For Treasure Off Iceland’s Coast

“Research Vessel” Possibly Hunting For Treasure Off Iceland’s Coast

by

A foreign ship conducting unauthorised undersea investigations may have been looking for treasure, possibly within sunken ships and submarines from

News
Danish Jets Patrolling Iceland’s Airspace

Danish Jets Patrolling Iceland’s Airspace

by

The Royal Danish Air Force is currently conducting exercises and patrolling airspace in northeast Iceland as a part of the

Show Me More!