Regína Bjarnadóttir has been hired as a director of development projects with Aurora Foundation

Regína has been the Head of Research at Arion bank, one of the largest banks in Iceland, since November 2013. Previously she worked as an economist in the Economic department of the Central Bank of Iceland from late 2007. She was a programme manager with UNDP in Guyana 2005-2007 and a commodity specialist with CRU Analysis and CRU Strategies in London from 2001 to 2005.

Aurora foundation has decided to put more emphasis on its work in development and thus has hired Regina to lead that role. She will initially be situated in Iceland but spent substantial amount in the areas where the fund is working in close cooperation with local personnel. Regina has a BSc degree in Economics from the University of Iceland and MSc in Development Economics from School of Oriental and African Studies in London.