Bjarni Benediktsson

Bjarni Benediktsson
     
  • Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs 
  • Chair 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 (Independence Party).

Earlier committees

  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2009–2013, 2007–2009 (Chair 2007–2009) and 2005–2007.
  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee's Working Group on European Affairs 2009–2013.
  • Member of the Economy and Taxation Committee 2007–2009.
  • Member of the Credentials Committee 2007–2009 and 2005–2007.
  • Member of the Althingi Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs 2009 (former), 2007–2008 and 2003–2006.
  • Member of the Budget Committee 2003–2007.
  • Member of the General Affairs Committee 2003–2007 (Chair 2003–2007).
  • Member of the Industry Committee 2007 and 2003–2004.
  • Member of the Health and Social Security Committee 2004–2005.
  • Member of the EU-Iceland joint Parliamentary Committee 2010–2013.
  • Member of the Icelandic delegation to the Nordic Council 2009–2012.
  • Member of the Icelandic delegation to the EFTA Parliamentary Committee 2007–2009 (Deputy Chair 2007–2009) and 2005–2007.
  • Member of the Icelandic delegation to the WEU Assembly 2003–2005 (Chair 2003–2005).

Ministerial career

  • Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs since 2021.
  • Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs 2017–2021.
  • Prime Minister 2017.
  • Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs 2013–2017.