Bjarni Benediktsson (born 1970)

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Bjarni Benediktsson
Bjarni Benediktsson vid Nordiska Radets session i Stockholm.jpg
Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs
Assumed office
30 November 2017
Prime MinisterKatrín Jakobsdóttir
Preceded byBenedikt Jóhannesson
In office
23 May 2013 – 11 January 2017
Prime MinisterSigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
Preceded bySteingrímur J. Sigfússon
Succeeded byBenedikt Jóhannesson
27th Prime Minister of Iceland
In office
11 January 2017 – 30 November 2017
PresidentGuðni Th. Jóhannesson
Preceded bySigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
Succeeded byKatrín Jakobsdóttir
Leader of the Independence Party
Assumed office
29 March 2009
Preceded byGeir Haarde
Personal details
Born (1970-01-26) 26 January 1970 (age 50)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political partyIndependence Party
Spouse(s)Þóra Margrét Baldvinsdóttir
Children4
Alma materUniversity of Iceland
University of Miami
Nickname(s)Bjarni Ben

Bjarni Benediktsson (born 26 January 1970), known as Bjarni Ben, is an Icelandic politician. He was the Prime Minister from January to November 2017. He has been the leader of the Icelandic Independence Party since 2009. He was Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs from 2013 to 2017, a post he later retained under Katrin Jakobsdottir.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bjarni Benediktsson". Alþingi (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 November 2019.