Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson

Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade since 2017. 
  • Ministry: Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • Date of Birth: December 19th, 1967
  • Party: Independence Party

Parliamentary career

  • Member of Althingi for the Reykjavík North Constituency 2003-2009, for the Reykjavík South Constituency 2009-2016 and for the Reykjavík North Constituency since 2016.

Party group

  • Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Independence Party 2016-2017.
  • Deputy Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Independence Party 2013-2016 and 2005-2007.

Earlier committees

  • Member of the Budget Committee 2013-2017 (1st Deputy Chairman 2013-2016).
  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2013-2014.
  • Member of the Economic Affairs and Trade Committee 2011-2013.
  • Member of the Health Committee 2009-2011.
  • Member of the Trade Committee 2009-2011.
  • Member of the Environment Committee 2003-2007 (Chairman 2004-2007).
  • Member of the Fisheries Committee 2003-2007.
  • Member of the Social Affairs Committee on 2003-2006 (Deputy Chairman 2003-2006).
  • Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the EFTA and EEA Parliamentary Committees 2013-2016 and 2003-2007 (Chairman 2013-2016 and 2005-2007).
  • Member of the EU-Iceland joint Parliamentary Committee 2013-2016.

Ministerial career

  • Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade since 2017.
  • Minister of Health and Social Security 2007-2009.

Political party career

Member of Reykjavík City Council since 1998. Member of the Board of The Consumers Association of Iceland. Deputy Chairman of the International Young Democrat Union, IYDU, 1998. Chairman of the Independence Partys Committiee on Trade 1997. Member of the Board of Democrat Youth Community of Europe, DEMYC, 1997. Member of the Executive Board of the Independence Party 1993-1997. Member of the Central Board of the Independence Party 1991-1997. Chairman of the National Youth Organization of the Independence Party 1993-1997.