Jón Sigurðsson (politician, born 1946)

Jón Sigurðsson (born 23 August 1946) is an Icelandic politician. He was brought in as Minister of Industry and Commerce for the Progressive Party when Halldór Ásgrímsson abandoned politics. He was later elected party chairman from 2006 to 2007 but resigned after he failed to win a seat in the Althing (Iceland's parliament). Prior to that, he had been governor of the Central Bank of Iceland from 2003 to 2006.[1]

Jón Sigurðsson
Minister of Industry and Commerce
In office
15 June 2006 – 24 May 2007
Prime MinisterGeir Haarde
Preceded byValgerður Sverrisdóttir
Succeeded byÖssur Skarphéðinsson (as Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism)
Björgvin G. Sigurðsson (as Minister of Business Affairs)
Personal details
Born (1946-08-23) 23 August 1946 (age 74)
Kollafjörður, Iceland
Political partyProgressive Party
Alma materUniversity of Iceland
Columbia Pacific University


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Political offices
Preceded by
Valgerður Sverrisdóttir
Minister of Industry and Commerce
Succeeded by
Össur Skarphéðinsson
as Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism
Succeeded by
Björgvin G. Sigurðsson
as Minister of Business Affairs
Party political offices
Preceded by
Halldór Ásgrímsson
Chairman of the Progressive Party
Succeeded by
Guðni Ágústsson