Minister of Economic Affairs (Iceland)
Mr. Steingrímur J. Sigfússon became Minister of Economic Affairs on December 31st 2011.
Mr. Sigfússon is born at Gunnarsstadir in Thistilfjordur, a farm in the North-East part of the country, on August 4th 1955. He is married to Bergný Marvinsdóttir M.D. and they have four children, Sigfús, Brynjólfur, Bjartur and Vala.
Mr. Sigfússon is the chairman of the Left-Green Movement, a political party formally established in 1999 in order to create a joint forum for leftists and environmentalists.
Mr. Sigfússon graduated with a B.Sc. degree in geology from the University of Iceland in 1981. He was first elected to the Althingi for the People's Alliance in 1983 and has been a member of the Althingi since then.