Leadership Conversation with Halla Tómasdóttir

Updated: Jan 10


In our first episode of 'Leadership Conversations' we speak with Halla Tómasdóttir, CEO of The B Team. Halla shares her personal leadership journey and pivotal moments along the way. She also talks about the work of The B Team, and shares some inspiring stories of leaders that embrace more responsible business.


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About Halla Tómasdóttir:

Halla is the CEO of The B Team, a group of courageous business and civil society leaders working together to transform business for a better world. Halla started her leadership career in corporate America working for Mars and Pepsi Cola. She was on the founding team of Reykjavík University where she established the Executive Education Department, founded and led a successful women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment initiative and was an assistant professor at the Business School. She was the first female CEO of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce and later went on to co-found an investment firm with the vision to incorporate feminine values into finance. The company successfully survived the infamous economic meltdown in Iceland. In 2016 Halla was an independent candidate for the President of Iceland. She entered a crowded field of candidates and finished as the runner-up with nearly 30 percent of the vote.


About Leadership Conversations:

Leadership Conversations is a podcast by The Sustainability Board Report (TSBR), an independent not-for-profit project. We aim to showcase different dimensions of sustainable business leadership and corporate governance.


In this podcast we interview global leaders who advocate for more positive societal impact and responsible business.


Leadership Conversations is hosted by Frederik Otto and Helena Guðjónsdóttir.