Þórunn Sveinbjarnardóttir

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Þórunn.
Þórunn Sveinbjarnardóttir
Minister for the Environment
In office
24 May 2007 – 1 February 2009
Prime Minister Geir Haarde
Preceded by Jónína Bjartmarz
Succeeded by Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir
Personal details
Born (1965-11-22) 22 November 1965 (age 48)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political party Women's List
Social Democratic Alliance
Children One daughter (b. 1982)
Alma mater University of Iceland
Johns Hopkins University

Þórunn Sveinbjarnardóttir[1] (born 22 November 1965) is an Icelandic politician. A graduate of the University of Iceland and the Bologna Center of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, she was Iceland's Minister for the Environment from 24 May 2007 to 2009. She was a been a member of the Althing (Iceland's parliament) from 1999 to 2011, first elected as a member of Women's List, then the Social Democratic Alliance.


  1. ^ Þ is the letter thorn, which in Icelandic represents a voiceless dental fricative, as in th in the English word "thick."
Political offices
Preceded by
Jónína Bjartmarz
Minister for the Environment
Succeeded by
Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir