Eirikur Gudnason has worked in the Central Bank for forty years and hence was an important part of Iceland’s financial history. Oddsson has been chairman since autumn 2005.
The meeting was very short and crowded. Oddsson said that the bill on changes to the running of the Central Bank was at its final stage and would be passed today or tomorrow. He added that the Central Bank of Iceland has had trust all around the world and for that reason the banking system did not fail completely.
Oddsson and Gudnason thanked the staff for their cooperation and received a round of applause.