Steingrímur J. Sigfússon

Steingrímur J. Sigfússon
  • Speaker of Althingi since 2017. 
  • 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 2017 and 2013–2016.
  • Speaker of Althingi 2016–2017 and since 2017.

Party group

  • Chairman of the Parliamentary group of the People's Alliance 1987–1988.

Earlier committees

  • Member of the Welfare Committee 2017 and 2015–2016.
  • Member of the Icelandic delegation to the Nordic Council 2017, 2013–2016, 2006–2007 and 1996–2005.
  • Member of the Economic Affairs and Trade Committee 2013–2015 and 1991–1999.
  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 1999–2009.
  • Member of the Social Affairs Committee 1999–2003.
  • 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.

Political party career

  • Chairman of the Left-Green Movement 1999–2013.