Minister of Social Affairs and the Labour Market
Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson
Minister of Social Affairs and the Labour Market / Minister for Nordic Cooperation
Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson took office as Minister of Social Affairs and the Labour Market on November 28th 2021 for the Left-Green Party. He is also Minister for Nordic Cooperation.
He was Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources from November 30, 2017 to November 28, 2021.
Guðmundur Ingi was born on March 28 1977.
He holds a BSc degree in Biology from the Universitry of Iceland and a masters degree in Environmental Management from Yale University.
He was the CEO at Landvernd – Icelandic Environment Association from 2011 – 2017. He also worked for the University of Iceland carrying out research in ecology and environmental sciences, and for the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland in the fields of global studies and research. Since 2006, Guðmundur Ingi has been a guest lecturer at the University of Iceland, the Agricultural University of Iceland and the University Centre of the Westfjords. He has also worked as a park ranger almost every summer for the last few years.
Guðmundur Ingi was one of the founders of the Icelandic Society for Environmental Scientists. He was the society´s first president, in 2007-2010. Guðmundur Ingi served as the Chair of the Fulbright Alumni Association in Iceland in 2017-2018.
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