Controlant Receives President’s Export Award

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson presented the President’s Export Award to innovation company COntrolant at the Bessastaðir presidential residence yesterday. He also gave an honorary award to director and producer Baltasar Kormákur.

At a small ceremony at Bessastaðir yesterday, President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson presented Controlant CEO Gísli Herjólfsson with the President’s Export Award. Gísli co-founded Controlant, whose real-time supply chain monitoring technology proved very useful when Pfizer used its services to deliver its Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine globally.

Guðni also presented director and producer Baltasar Kormákur with an honorary award, acknowledging his cultural impact. On Twitter, Guðni stated: “Thanks to both for invaluable contributions in the fields of technology and culture, in Iceland and beyond.”

Read more: Baltasar Kormákur in Iceland Review (subscribers only)