Bjarni Bjarnason is a geologist and a mining engineer. He became Chief Executive Officer at Reykjavík Energy in 2011 and his focus has very much been on sustainability. During his time at Reykjavik Energy, gender equality has undergone a total transformation. The gender pay-gap has been eliminated and the genders are equally represented in the company’s management team and on Boards of Directors within the group. Reykjavík Energy's leadership has gained considerable attention as an example of rapid and positive changes in the male dominated power and utilities sector. .