Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir

Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir (born 4 November 1987) is an Icelandic politician and lawyer serving as the current Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland. She has also previously held the positions of Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation and Minister of Justice.[1] She has also been a member of the Althing (Iceland's parliament) for the Northwest Constituency since 2016, as a representative of the Independence Party. At the age of 29 she became the youngest woman to become an Icelandic Minister.[2] She has been the vice-chairman of the Independence Party since 2018.[3]

Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir
Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir.jpg
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
28 November 2021
Prime MinisterKatrín Jakobsdóttir
Preceded byGuðlaugur Þór Þórðarson
Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation
In office
11 January 2017 – 28 November 2021
Prime MinisterBjarni Benediktsson
Katrín Jakobsdóttir
Preceded byRagnheiður Elín Árnadóttir (Minister of Industry and Commerce)
Succeeded byÁslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir (Minister of Science, Industry and Innovation)
President of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
Assumed office
24 November 2022
Preceded bySimon Coveney
Minister of Justice
In office
14 March 2019 – 5 September 2019
Prime MinisterKatrín Jakobsdóttir
Preceded bySigríður Á. Andersen
Succeeded byÁslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir
Personal details
Born (1987-11-04) 4 November 1987 (age 35)
Akranes, Iceland
Political partyIndependence Party
SpouseHjalti Sigvaldason Mogensen
Alma materReykjavík University

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stjórnarráðið | Ferðamála-, iðnaðar- og nýsköpunarráðherra". www.stjornarradid.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  2. ^ "Yngsta konan til að gegna ráðherraembætti: Ekki markmið að verða ráðherra fyrir þrítugt - Vísir". visir.is. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  3. ^ Ingvar. "Nýkjörin forysta Sjálfstæðisflokksins | Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn". xd.is. Retrieved 2018-03-25.

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Party political offices
Preceded by Vice-Chairman of the Independence Party
2018–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded byas Minister of Industry and Commerce Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation
2017 – 2021
Succeeded byas Minister of Science, Industry and Innovation
Preceded by Minister of Justice
2019
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister for Foreign Affairs
2021 –
Incumbent