Ingi Rafn Sigurðsson (IS)
Presentation: Future of Financial Services
- Since Jan 2012
CEO, Karolina Fund ehf
Initiator and co-founder of the first crowdfunding platform in Iceland. Member of the Board.
- Since Oct 2011
Founder and Chairman, Reykjavík Labs ehf
Founder and owner of www.reykjavikcornerstore.com, an e-commerce store and platform for Nordic designers and buyers worldwide.
- Jan 2014-Sept 2015
Managing Director, Reykjavik Arts Festival
Management of the 45-year-old festival of all arts in Reykjavik involves board meetings, communications with artists, top businesses managers, city officials and the Ministries.
Specialist: Sales and Marketing, Arion Bank
Specialist in sales and marketing in retail banking. Development, monitoring and evaluation of performance parameters. Development and implementation of sales strategies. Member of the Social Media Council.
Quality and Education Manager, Kaupthing Bank
Management of a large and highly effective sales team. Recruitment. Training of staff. Quality and productivity management. Customer Relations Management. Analysis of tendering offers.
Specialist: Individual and Corporate sales, Kaupthing Bank
Team leader and shift manager. Customer relations and sales.
Production and Sales, Thule Music
Managed contracts, sales, creative work, music videos and production.
Technical assistant, Thule Studios
Recordings, mixing and mastering work. Music events.
2010 Two Diplomas from the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Iceland.
2007 Certificate from Skýrr (Advania) in advanced use of Business Objects Web Intelligence.
2001 College degree, Verkmenntaskóli Akureyrar.
How the environment has changed for entrepreneurs in the last years with examples of unbelievable growth because of financing options that emerged with social media and the internet.
Are banks to expensive to serve the SME market? Why Karolina Fund is now looking into entering the P2P loan market in a similar way as Airbnb entered the hotel market.