Arni Blöndal is a Co-Founder and serves as a managing partner at Brunnur Ventures GP. Arni has two decades experience with start-ups and private equity; as a start-up co-founder, a venture capital fund manager, an investment banker and a fund general partner. He has done transactions and managed private equity/venture capital investments in over 10 countries. Arni has served as board director in numerous start-ups.
He is a mechanical engineer from the University of Iceland and holds a M.Sc. degree in engineering from Denmark’s Technical University.
Clemens Blum, is a Director of the Board of DTE, effective from October 22, 2021. He currently serves as Board Member of the Buhler Group, RAFI GmbH & Co. KG and Laird Connectivity. He is also a strategic advisor for Advent International and Oaktree Capital.
Clemens spent over 17 years at Schneider Electric, where he was the Industry Business Unit’s EVP between 2010 and 2016. In this role he led a global organization of over 15,000 people researching, defining, developing, manufacturing, selling and supporting industrial automation products, solutions and services.
Clemens holds a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Furtwangen University, and a Business, Management and Marketing degree from Pforzheim University.
Tomas Sigurdsson has served as a Director of DTE since April 2021. He currently serves as the CEO of HS Orka, Iceland’s leading private renewable energy company. He was formerly Chief Operating Officer and President of Alcoa, responsible for the daily operations of global assets of the Company’s Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium segments and a member of the Alcoa Executive Team, setting strategic direction for the Company. He co-ordinated the activities of nearly 50 locations across Europe and was accountable for Alcoa’s smelters and refinery in Iceland, Italy, Norway and Spain. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Alcoa Iceland.
Tomas was the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Iceland, has served on the board of Federation of Industries and was also a member of the Executive Committees of the European Aluminium Association, Eurometaux, and the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union.
A graduate of the University of Iceland, Tomas has a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and a master’s degree in planning from Cornell University,