Mrs. Oddný G. Harðardóttir, is Iceland´s new Minister of Finance. She was appointed on the 31. December 2011 and is the first woman in Iceland to hold this position. She is a member of The Social Democratic Alliance and has been member of the Parliament since 2009.Mrs. Harðarsdóttir is born on the 9. April 1957
. Mayor of Garður municipality is among her previous positions and work experiences. She was elected member of the Parliament for the South Constituency in 2009 for the Social Democratic Alliance. She was the Chairman of the Social Democratic Alliance Parliamentary Group in 2011, member and Chairman of the Committee on the Budget 2009 - 2011 and member and Chairman of the Committee on the Education 2009 -2010 among other positions at the Parliament.
Mrs. Harðardóttir says says she's looking forward to upcoming work as a Minister of Finance;
"The challenges that await me as the Minister of Finance are extensive and demanding but also very exciting. The economic recovery since the current government took power has exceeded our expectations and it is important to continue on that path. It will be done by continued emphasis on discipline in official finances "