Valgerður Sverrisdóttir

Valgerður Sverrisdóttir
  • Date of Birth: March 23rd, 1950
  • Party: Progressive Party

Parliamentary career

  • Member of Althingi for the North Eastern Constituency 1987-2003 and for the Northeast Constituency since 2003.
  • Deputy Speaker of Althingi 1988-1989, 1990-1991 and 1992-1995.

Party group

  • Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Progressive Party 2008-2009 and 1995-1999.

Present committees

  • Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs since 2009.
  • Member of the Committee on Fisheries and Agriculture since 2007.
  • Member of the Althingi Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs (former) since 2009.
  • Member of the Althingi Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs (latter) since 2009.
  • Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly since 2007.

Earlier committees

  • Member of the Committee on Health 2007-2008.
  • Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs 1999.
  • Member of the Committee on Agriculture 1999.
  • Member of the Committee on Health and Social Security 1999 (Chairman 1999).
  • Member of the Committee on General Affairs 1995-1999 (Vice-Chairman 1995-1999).
  • Member of the Committee on Economy and Trade 1995-1999.
  • Member of the Committee on Education and Culture 1991-1995.
  • Member of the Committee on the Environment 1991-1992.
  • Member of the Althingi Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs 1999-2000 (Vice-Chairman 1999-2000).
  • Member of the Committee on Credentials 1999-2000.
  • Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly 1999.
  • Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the Nordic Council 1995-1999 (Chairman 1996-1999).

Ministerial career

  • Minister for Foreign Affairs 2006-2007.
  • Minister of Industry and Commerce 1999-2006.
  • Minister for Nordic Co-operation 2004-2005.