Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir
Minister of Industry and Commerce, Iceland
Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir became the Minister of Industry and Commerce in May 2013. A Member of Parliament for the Independence Party since 2007 and Chairman of the Parliamentary group from 2010-12.
Ms. Árnadóttir served as the Political Advisor to the Minister of Finance (1998-2005), the Minister for Foreign Affairs (2005-2006) and the Prime Minister (2006-2007). She worked for the Trade Council of Iceland from 1995-1998, both in New York and in Reykjavík. She graduated from the University of Iceland in 1991 with a BA-degree in Political Science, and an MSFS-degree (Master of Science in Foreign Service) from Georgetown University in Washington D.C in 1994.
Ragnheiður is married to Guðjón Ingi Guðjónsson, she has two sons and two stepdaughters.