Ásta R. Jóhannesdóttir
Date of Birth: October 16th, 1949
Telephone: +354 5630 500
Party: The Social Democratic Alliance
Speaker of Althingi since 2009.
Member of Althingi for the Reykjavík Constituency 1995–2003 and for the Reykjavík South Constituency since 2003.First Deputy Speaker of Althingi 2007-2009.
Member of the Special Committee on the Standing Orders of Althingi since 2011.
Member of the Credentials Committee 2007-2011. Member of the Social Affairs and Social Security Committee 2007-2009. Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2007-2009. Member of the Environment Committee 2005-2007. Member of the Social Affairs Committee 2000–2003. Member of the Industry Committee 1999–2000 and 2003-2005. Member of the Health and Social Security Committee 1995–2003 and 2004-2007. Member of the Transport and Communications Committee 1995–1999 and 2003-2004. Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 2007-2009 (Vice-Chairman 2007-2009). Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the Nordic Council 2003-2007.Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly 1999–2003 (Vice-Chairman 1999-2003).Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the West Nordic Council 1995–1999.
Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security 2009.