Ambassador

Former Prime Minister of Iceland

Mr. Geir H. Haarde

Curriculum Vitae

Ambassador Geir H. Haarde

 

Previous positions and work experience

* Independent consultant and speaker, 2009 -2014

* Prime Minister of Iceland, 2006 – 2009

* Minister for Foreign Affairs, 2005 – 2006

* Minister of Finance, 1998 – 2005

* Member of the Icelandic Parliament, Althingi, 1987 – 2009

* Chairman of the Independence Party, 2005 – 2009      

* Vice-Chairman of the Independence Party, 1999 – 2005

* Member, International Monetary and Financial Committee of the International Monetary Fund, 2002 – 2004

* Chairman, Parliamentary Group of the Independence Party, 1991 – 1998

* Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee of the Althingi, 1995 – 1998

* President of the Nordic Council, 1995. Member of the Presidium of the Nordic Council, 1991 – 1998

* Member, Executive Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, 1994 – 1998, Vice-President of the Executive Committee, 1995 – 1997

* Chairman, Conservative Party Group in the Nordic Council, 1995 – 1997

* Chairman, Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, 1995 – 1998

* Chairman, Organizing Committee, World Championship in Team Handball in Iceland, 1995

* Political Advisor to the Minister of Finance, 1983 – 1987

* Economist, International Department, Central Bank of Iceland, 1977 – 1983

Education

* M.A. Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Mn, 1977

* M.A. with distinction. International relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C., 1975

* B.A. magna cum laude. Economics, Brandeis University, Waltham Ma, 1973

Honors

* Doctor of Laws honoris causa, University of Minnesota, 2007

* Alumni of the Year Award 2006, Brandeis University

* Phi Beta Kappa, 1973

Personal

Born 1951. Married to Inga Jona Thordardottir, former member of the City Council of Reykjavik. 5 children.



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