Björgvin G. Sigurðsson

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Björgvin Guðni Sigurðsson
Bjorgvin Gudni Sigurdsson handelsminister och nordisk samarbetsminister Island pa Nordiska radets session i Helsingfors 2008-10-27.jpg
Minister of Business Affairs
In office
24 May 2007 – 25 January 2009
Prime Minister Geir Haarde
Preceded by Jón Sigurðsson (as Minister of Industry and Commerce)
Succeeded by Gylfi Magnússon
Personal details
Born (1970-10-30) 30 October 1970 (age 46)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political party Social Democratic Alliance
Spouse(s) María Ragna Lúðvígsdóttir
Children six children
Alma mater University of Iceland
University College Cork
Profession Journalist

Björgvin G. Sigurðsson (born 30 October 1970) is an Icelandic politician, representing the Social Democratic Alliance. He became Iceland's first Minister of Business Affairs when the new ministry was split off from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce on 24 May 2007. On 25 January 2009 Björgvin announced he would be stepping down as Minister effective immediately, firing the head of the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority as his last official act. He thus assumed part of the political responsibility for the current financial crisis and the associated protests. [1] He was a been a member of the Althing (Iceland's parliament) for the South Iceland constituency from 2003 to 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jón Sigurðsson
as Minister of Industry and Commerce
Minister of Business Affairs
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Gylfi Magnússon
Preceded by
Össur Skarphéðinsson
Minister for Nordic Cooperation
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir