Bjarni Benediktsson

Bjarni Benediktsson
  • Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs since 2017. 
  • Chairman of the Independence Party since 2009. 
  • Ministry: Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs
  • Date of Birth: January 26th, 1970
  • Party: Independence Party

Parliamentary career

  • Member of Althingi for the Southwest Constituency since 2003.

Earlier committees

  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2005-2013 (Chairman 2007-2009).
  • Member of the Economy and Taxation Committee 2007-2009.
  • Member of the Credentials Committee 2005-2009.
  • Member of the Health and Social Security Committee 2004-2005.
  • Member of the General Affairs Committee 2003-2007 (Chairman 2003-2007).
  • Member of the Budget Committee 2003-2007.
  • Member of the Industry Committee 2003-2004 and 2007.
  • Member of the Althingi Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs 2009 (former) and 2004-2007.
  • Member of the Icelandic delegation to the Nordic Council 2009-2012.
  • Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the EFTA and EEA Parliamentary Committees 2005-2009 (Deputy Chairman 2007-2009).
  • Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the WEU Assembly 2003-2005 (Chairman 2003-2005).
  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee's Working Group on European Affairs 2010-2013.
  • Member of the EU-Iceland joint Parliamentary Committee 2010-2013.

Ministerial career

  • Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs since 2017.
  • Prime Minister 2017.
  • Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs 2013-2017.