Deputy CEO and Compliance Officer
Tanya Zharov has been the deputy CEO and Compliance Officer of deCODE genetics from January 2016. Tanya was the General Counsel and Compliance Officer of the Icelandic securities firm Virding 2014-2015 after a merger with Audur Capital. In 2008 she joined Audur Capital an Icelandic securities firm as founding partner, General Counsel and Compliance Officer. From 1999-2007 Tanya was VP, Corporate Governance and Administration at deCODE genetics and served as the company’s Corporate Secretary from 1999. During her tenure Tanya led the legal work of the first IPO by an Icelandic company in the US, she was responsible for the company´s SEC filings and was Compliance Officer. Prior to that Tanya was a tax partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in international tax and corporate law. Tanya finished her law degree, Cand. Juris, from the University of Iceland. She is a European Patent Attorney. Tanya has served on several boards in the public and private sector.