Katrín Olga Jóhannesdóttir and Vesa Suurmunne appointed as new members of the Board of Directors in Advania

Katrín Olga Jóhannesdóttir, born in 1962, is currently Chairman of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of Iceland Growth Forum, Board member of Icelandair Group, a member of Akur Invest’s investment committee and sits on the Board of Trustees for Reykjavik University. Her prior management positions include Skipti, Siminn, Navision Software Iceland and Board positions at Advania, Central bank of Iceland, Sirius IT, Skjárinn, Ja, Ölgerdin Egill Skallagrimsson and Icepharma. Katrin Olga holds a Bachelor degree in Business from the University of Iceland and a Master degree from the University of Odense.

Vesa Suurmunne, born in 1955, is currently CEO of Nordic Mezzanine Advisers Limited. His prior management positions include Hambro European Ventures, Hambros Bank Limited, Arctos Asset Management and the Industrialization Fund of Finland. Vesa holds a Master of Science in Technology from Helsinki University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies from Helsinki School of Economics.

Advania’s Board of Directors consists of the Chairman Thomas Ivarson and Board members Birgitta Stymne Göransson, Bengt Engström, Katrín Olga Jóhannesdóttir and Vesa Suurmunne. For more information, please visit www.advania.com/about.

Thomas Ivarson, Chairman of the Board:

”We are very pleased to have Katrín Olga and Vesa on board. They have extensive business and Board experience and great insight into Advania’s key markets. They bring knowhow and expertize to the Board that support our vision of further growth by offering IT services that help our customers to create value. I welcome them to the Advania team.”

For more information, please contact:

Thomas Ivarson, Chairman of the Board, phone +46 70 264 39 43 or

Gestur G Gestsson, Group CEO, phone +46 76 140 01 55, email: gestur@advania.com

About Advania

Welcome to IT - Advania is serving thousands of corporate clients in the Nordic region. We provide a wide range of IT services, platforms, cloud solutions and support to private and public companies. Our mission is to help our clients to simplify IT infrastructure, enhance functionality and reduce costs. Advania is quick on its feet and has retained its flexibility despite considerable growth in recent years. Our corporate culture is to empower front line employees to take decisions that benefit the client. Advania’s vision is to enable customers to improve their performances with IT. 


About Us

Advania is a Nordic IT corporation, operating in 22 locations in Sweden, Iceland, Norway, and Denmark. The company focuses on helping customers to improve their performance with innovative use of best available IT platforms and services. Advania serves thousands of corporate customers, multinational enterprises, governments and public institutions, big, small and medium-sized companies in all aspects of society. Advania traces its roots to 1939 when an Icelandic entrepreneur founded an office equipment repair workshop in Reykjavik. In the following decades, three separate branches of IT-companies evolved in three Nordic countries, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway. In 2012 they were braided into one and Advania was formed. For further information, please visit www.advania.com.




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