Katrín Jakobsdóttir

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Katrín Jakobsdóttir
28th Prime Minister of Iceland
In office
30 November 2017 – 9 April 2024
PresidentGuðni Th. Jóhannesson
Preceded byBjarni Benediktsson
Succeeded byBjarni Benediktsson
Chair of the Left-Green Movement
Assumed office
24 February 2013
Preceded bySteingrímur J. Sigfússon
Minister of Education, Science and Culture
In office
2 February 2009 – 23 May 2013
Prime MinisterJóhanna Sigurðardóttir
Preceded byÞorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
Succeeded byIllugi Gunnarsson
Personal details
Born (1976-02-01) 1 February 1976 (age 48)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political partyLeft-Green Movement
Spouse(s)Gunnar Örn Sigvaldason
Children3 sons
Alma materUniversity of Iceland

Katrín Jakobsdóttir (pronounced [ˈkʰaːtʰrin ˈjaːkʰɔpstouhtɪr]; born 1 February 1976) is an Icelandic politician. She is the 28th and current Prime Minister of Iceland since 30 November 2017. She has been a member of the Althing (Iceland's parliament) for the Reykjavík North constituency since 2007.

She became deputy chairperson of the Left-Green Movement in 2003 and has been their chairperson since 2013. Katrín was Iceland's Minister of Education, Science and Culture and of Nordic Co-operation from 2 February 2009 to 23 May 2013.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Secretariat of Althingi, retrieved 31 January 2009

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Nordic Labour Journal: Katrín Jakobsdóttir - party leader during times of change