Ásta R. Jóhannesdóttir

Ásta R. Jóhannesdóttir
  • Speaker of Althingi since 2009. 
  • Date of Birth: October 16th, 1949
  • Party: The Social Democratic Alliance

Parliamentary career

  • Member of Althingi for the Reykjavík Constituency 1995-2003 and for the Reykjavík South Constituency since 2003.
  • First Deputy Speaker of Althingi 2007-2009.

Present committees

  • Member of the Special Committee on the Standing Orders of Althingi since 2011.

Earlier committees

  • 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.

Ministerial Career

  • Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security 2009.