Jón (anglicised pronunciation: “Yon”) joined the OC team in November 2020. Icelandic and German by birth, he is also a naturalised British citizen, and is fluent in all three languages.
He trained as a hospital pharmacist in the NHS, after obtaining his MPharm from the University of Bath in 2017. On qualifying, he practised as a ward-based pharmacist at the Royal Surrey hospital in Guildford, before opting to head back to Bath to complete an MSc in Management with Finance.
Jón is particularly excited about being able to combine his passion for science and his clinical background, with his interest in helping to support those organisations and companies that positively shape our world and improve our lives.
In his spare time, Jón plays rugby. As a tight-head prop, he has represented the University of Bath, Berkshire County, Rams (formerly Redingensians), and in the sevens variant; Iceland.
Jón is also a keen Jazz/Swing guitarist, and although you wouldn’t expect it, he’s also a nifty fiddler – by which we mean to say that he has achieved grade 7 on the violin.
Since the first lockdown in March, he has become a keen amateur chess player. Naturally, he is a big fan of the office chessboard.