Gylfi Ólafsson

CEO of Westfjords Healthcare Institute

Forstjóri Helbrigðisstofnunar Vestfjarða

Gylfi Ólafsson was appointed the CEO of Westfjords Healthcare Institute (Heilbrigðisstofnun Vestfjarða) in 2018. The organization encompasses the hospitals and primary care facilities in Ísafjörður and Patreksfjörður, as well as nursing homes and other healthcare in the region. Gylfi has a PhD from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm with research in low back pain and holds a master’s degree in economics from Stockholm university and B.Ed. degree from Akureyri university. He has among other things served as assistant to the minister of finance and economic affairs, taught health economics as University of Iceland, been a researcher and consultant in health economics, and run a failed start-up in insect rearing.

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