About One Global Consulting

Svala Guðmundsdóttir

OGC – One Global Consulting is owned and managed by Dr. Svala Guðmundsdóttir, an Assistant Professor at the University of Iceland, School of Business, in Reykjavik. Since 2009 she has been teaching Human Resource Management and Change Management at a graduate level, as well as in the MBA program. Dr. Svala graduated with a master´s degree in Human Resource Management. She also studied Change Management and holds a Ph.D. with an emphasis on International Human Resource Management.

Her research has focused on cross-cultural adjustment, national culture of Iceland, expatriates, job satisfaction and prior experience of expatriates. She has published articles, internationally and domestically. Her most recent publications are in International Journal of Finance and Economics, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science and in Stjórnmál & Stjórnsýsla, an Icelandic peer reviewed publication. Furthermore, she has given a number of talks for private institutions and on conferences. In addition, she has a consulting experience in relation to human resource management and change management for international and Icelandic organizations.

Dr. Svala has extensive international experience, being an expatriate for seven years and a spouse of an expatriate for another seven years. She therefore understands the different demands that are required in the global arena. She is a board member of the Institute of Business Research. She is also certified by the Cultural Intelligence Center as a CQ Certified Facilitator.