Prime Minister of Iceland Mr. Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson

Sigurður Ingi JóhannssonSigurður Ingi Jóhannsson became Prime Minister on 7 April 2016. Before that he had been Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture since May 2013, and also Minister of the Environment and Resources until the end of 2014.

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson was born on 20 April 1962. He is married to managing director Ingibjörg Elsa Ingjaldsdóttir; the couple have a total of five children.

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson was first elected to the Althingi for the Progressive party in the South Iceland constituency in April 2009.

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson is vice-chairman of the Progressive Party, a liberal centrist party in Icelandic politics, since 2013.

He graduated from the Laugarvatn Junior College in 1982 and as a veterinary from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural College in Copenhagen (KVL).

He farmed at Dalbær in the district of Hrunamannahreppur 1987-1994, while working concurrently as an independent veterinarian 1990-1995. 1992-94 he served as acting district veterinarian in southern Iceland and briefly in the West Fjords, and  then as veterinary with South Iceland Veterinary Services ehf. 1996-2009. 

From 2002 until he was first elected to the Icelandic parliament Althingi he was head of the local government of Hrunamannahreppur.