Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir is a sustainability leader, visionary, writer and a film maker, educated in anthropology, development and complex emergencies and executive leadership. She has been recognised for her work as a Yale World Fellow, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a World Economic Forum Cultural Leader. She is currently director of Festa, a centre for sustainability in Iceland. She sits on the Advisory Council of the newly founded International Leadership Centre at Yale University and is a board member of Eyrir Invest. She has an extensive global experience in development work and post-conflict reconstruction, innovation, social entrepreneurship and the arts. She has qualifications from Yale, Stanford, Harvard Kennedy School, the LSE, Oxford Business School and the University of Iceland.
Her documentary film InnSæi – the Sea Within (in North America entitled The Power of Intuition) was a successful visionary and leadership project. In her thirties, with no experience in documentary filmmaking, she wanted to reach as many people as possible who would start to talk about the world within for the first time, or in a fresh way. She and her small team managed to mobilise the support and create the momentum for it to become a reality and shown worldwide on Netflix and other streaming services.
She is working on her first book.
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