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Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Minister of Industry and Commerce

Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir iðnaðar- og viðskiptaráðherraRagnheiður Elín Árnadóttir became Minister of Industry and Commerce on 23 May 2013.

She was born on 30 September 1967. Her husband Guðjón Ingi Guðjónsson is a managing director; the couple have a total of four children.

Ms Árnadóttir is an MP of the Independence party, which is a right-wing conservative party in Icelandic politics, and served as chairman of the party caucus 2010-2012.

After graduating from the Women's College in Reykjavík, she completed a BA degree from the University of Iceland in 1991 and subsequently an MS degree in international relations from Georgetown University in the US.

From 1995-1998 she worked for the Icelandic Export Council.

Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir was assistant to the Minister of Finance 1998-2005, assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs 2005-2006 and the Prime Minister's assistant 2006-2007.

Parliamentary Career

  • She was first elected to the Althingi for the Independence Party in the Southwest Iceland constituency in 2007 and in the South Iceland constituency in 2009.
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