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The Embassy of Iceland in Washington D.C. represents Iceland vis-a-vis the United States, as well as Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Embassy's mission is to promote political, economic and cultural relations with these countries.

The Embassy of Iceland in Washington D.C. opened in 1941 and was among the first Embassies opened by Iceland, see Iceland and the US. The Embassy runs an Overseas Business Service for North-America, located in the Consulate General in New York.

Embassy of Iceland in Washington D.C.

Address

House of Sweden, 2900 K Street N.W. #509

Washington DC 20007-1704

Phone: +1 (202) 265 6653

Email

icemb.wash[at]utn.stjr.is

Open all week days from 09:00 - 16:00

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NameTitleEmail
Ásdís HreinsdóttirSecretaryasdis.hreinsdottir@utn.stjr.is
Francisco A. JuliaChauffeuricemb.wahs@utn.stjr.is
Geir H. HaardeAmbassadorgeir.haarde@utn.stjr.is
Guðbjörg Bjarnadóttir ÖzgunSecretaryguðbjorg.ozgun@utn.stjr.is
Hreinn PálssonCounsellorhreinn.palsson@utn.stjr.is
Una Særún JóhannsdóttirCounselloruna.johannsdottir@utn.stjr.is

Ambassador

Geir H. Haarde

Curriculum Vitae

Previous positions and work experience

  • Independent consultant and speaker, 2009 -2014
  • Prime Minister of Iceland, 2006 – 2009
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs, 2005 – 2006
  • Minister of Finance, 1998 – 2005
  • Member of the Icelandic Parliament, Althingi, 1987 – 2009
  • Chairman of the Independence Party, 2005 – 2009
  • Vice-Chairman of the Independence Party, 1999 – 2005
  • Member, International Monetary and Financial Committee of the International Monetary Fund, 2002 – 2004
  • Chairman, Parliamentary Group of the Independence Party, 1991 – 1998
  • Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee of the Althingi, 1995 – 1998
  • President of the Nordic Council, 1995. Member of the Presidium of the Nordic Council, 1991 – 1998
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, 1994 – 1998, Vice-President of the Executive Committee, 1995 – 1997
  • Chairman, Conservative Party Group in the Nordic Council, 1995 – 1997
  • Chairman, Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, 1995 – 1998
  • Chairman, Organizing Committee, World Championship in Team Handball in Iceland, 1995
  • Political Advisor to the Minister of Finance, 1983 – 1987
  • Economist, International Department, Central Bank of Iceland, 1977 – 1983

Education

  • M.A. Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Mn, 1977
  • M.A. with distinction. International relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C., 1975
  • B.A. magna cum laude. Economics, Brandeis University, Waltham Ma, 1973

Honors

  • Doctor of Laws honoris causa, University of Minnesota, 2007
  • Alumni of the Year Award 2006, Brandeis University
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1973

Personal

Born 1951. Married to Inga Jona Thordardottir, former member of the City Council of Reykjavik. 5 children.

The role of Icelandic Honorary Consuls abroad is to protect and furthering the interests of Iceland and Icelandic nationals as appropriate.

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