Samherji has appointed Thorsteinn Mar Baldvinsson CEO, alongside current acting CEO Bjorgolfur Johannsson, who will remain in his position as CEO until the board decides otherwise.

In November 2019, Baldvinsson temporarily stepped aside as CEO, pending the investigation into the alleged involvement of Samherji in the Namibia cash-for-quotas scandal.

The investigation is underway, supported by international law firm Wikborg Rein in Norway. In his capacity as interim CEO, Johannsson was instructed by the board to assist Wikborg Rein in any way possible.