Jens joined Icelandair as a structures engineer in 1984. For a period of time, he was Director of Safety Regulation for the Icelandic CAA. He served as Icelandair‘s Director of Flight Operations for one decade during 1996-2005 and later as Vice President of Technical Operations from 2005-2011. From 2011 until 2015 he was Director of Operations for the International Air Transport Association, IATA, in Montreal, Canada. Jens holds a PhD degree in Engineering from Northwestern University in Illinois, USA.
The Chief Officers of the five divisions will form the Company’s Executive Committee, together with Björgólfur Jóhannsson, CEO and Magnea Thorey Hjalmarsdóttir, Managing Director of Icelandair Hotels, who are both current members of the Executive Committee, along with Gunnar Már Sigurfinnsson, Managing Director of Icelandair Cargo and Jens Bjarnason. Jens has served as Senior Vice President of Operations and has been entrusted with special tasks relating to Corporate Affairs, including relations with regulatory authorities in the air transport sector and international relations.