The Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade

Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson

Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs

Mynd af Gunnari Braga Sveinssyni utanríkisráðherra Íslands
Political party:
The Progressive Party

Personal:
Born on 9 June 1968                                                           
Married to Elva Björk Guðmundsdóttir, five sons

Current positions:  
Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade since 23 May 2013
Member of the Parliament of Iceland (Althingi) for the Northwest constituency since 2009

Political career:

Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Progressive Party 2009-2013
Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2011-2013
Member of the Special Committee on the Standing Orders of Althingi 2011-2013
Member of the Industry Committee 2009-2011
Political advisor to the Minister of Social Affairs 1997-1999

Education:
Economic sociology studies, University of Iceland, 1995. 
Northwest High School, Sauðárkrókur. Final exam 1989.

Other work experience
Managing director of Abær Ltd. 2002-2007
Various working experience in commerce and marketing 1989-2002
Editor of the district newspaper Einherji 1991-1992

Other
Member of the Northwest Cultural Board from 2008
Member of the Board of the Icelandic Institute for High Technology from 2007
Chairman of the Board of the Association of Local Authorities, Northwest Iceland from 2006
Chairman of the Board of Norðurá, Waste Management  Company from 2006
Chairman of Skagafjörður‘s Data Distribution company from 2006
Various positions on behalf of local municipalities in Northwest Iceland from 1998

CV for the Minister for Foreign Affairs