Guðmundur Gunnarsson

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For the Icelandic composer and musician, see Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson.
This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is referred to by the given name Guðmundur.
Guðmundur Gunnarsson
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Guðmundur in 2011
Born (1945-10-29) October 29, 1945 (age 71)
Nationality Icelandic

Guðmundur Gunnarsson (born 29 October 1945) is an Icelandic electrician and union leader. The father of the singer Björk (Björk Guðmundsdóttir), he is a nationally known figure in his own right as the leader of the Icelandic Electricians' Union, Rafiðnaðarsamband Íslands (RSÍ).[1][2]

Guðmundur's parents were Gunnar Guðmundsson and Hallfríður Guðmundsdóttir. He qualified as a journeyman electrician in 1966. He graduated from the Technical College of Iceland in 1969. Gunnarsson has been head of the electricians union since 1993.

He was a municipal representative of the Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn (Independence Party) in Reykjavík from 1994 to 1998 and Chairman of the Nordic Federation of Electricians' Unions from 1994 to 1996 and from 2004 to 2006.

Guðmundur has written numerous textbooks for electricians.


  1. ^ Rogers, Jude (2008-03-27). "Independence day". New Statesman. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Selective justice at Kárahnúkar says Björk's father". Iceland Review. 2005-03-08. Retrieved 2010-01-26.