Steingrímur J. Sigfússon

Steingrímur J. Sigfússon
  • Date of Birth: August 4th, 1955
  • Party: Left-Green Movement

Parliamentary career

  • Member of Althingi for the North Eastern Constituency 1983-2003 and for the Northeast Constituency since 2003.
  • Deputy Speaker of Althingi since 2013.

Party group

  • Chairman of the Parliamentary group of the People's Alliance 1987-1988.
  • Chairman of the Left-Green Movement 1999-2013.

Present committees

  • Member of the Economic Affairs and Trade Committee since 2013.
  • Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the Nordic Council since 2013, 2006-2007 and 1996-2005.

Earlier committees

  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 1999-2009.
  • Member of the Social Affairs Committee 1999-2003.
  • Member of the Economy and Trade Committee 1991-1999.
  • Member of the Fisheries Committee 1991-1998 (Chairman 1995-1998).
  • Member of the Althingi Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs 2004-2005.
  • Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 2007-2009.
  • Member of the PACE Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men 2008-2009 (Chairman 2008-2009).
  • Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the West Nordic Council 1991-1995.

Ministerial Career

  • Minister of Industries and Innovation 2012-2013.
  • Minister of Economic Affairs and of Fisheries and Agriculture 2011-2012.
  • Minister of Finance 2009-2011.
  • Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture 2009.
  • Minister of Agriculture and Communications 1988-1991.