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Geir Hilmar Haarde

Icelandic government official

Geir Hilmar Haarde, former Icelandic government official. Chairman organizing committee World Handball Championship, Iceland, 1995; chairman Parliamentary Grp. Independence Party, Iceland, 1991—1998, vice chairman Iceland, 1999—2005, chairman, 2005—2009.

Background

Haarde, Geir Hilmar was born on April 8, 1951 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Son of Tomas and Anna (Steindorsdottir) Haarde.

Education

Brandeis University, Bachelor of Arts. Economics, 1971-1973. Johns Hopkins University, USA, Master of Arts in International Relations, 1973-1975.

University of Minnesota, USA, Master of Arts in Economics, 1975-1977. Spoken languages: Icelandic, English, Norwegian, French, German.

Career

Economist international department Central Bank Iceland, Reykjavik, 1977-1983. Special assistant to minister finance Ministry of Finance, 1983-1987. Member of Parliament Althingi (Parliament), Iceland, 1987—2009, member foreign affairs committee, 1991—1998, chairman foreign affairs committee, 1995—1998.

Minister finance Government of Iceland, 1998—2005, minister foreign affairs, 2005—2006. Prime minister Republic of Iceland, 2006—2009. Lecturer University Iceland, 1979—1983.

President Icelandic Grp. Inter-Parliamentary Union, 1988—1998, member executive committee, 1994—1998, vice president executive committee, 1995—1997. Member presidium Nordic Council, 1991—1998, president, 1995, chairman Conservative Party Grp., 1995—1997.

Chairman standing committee Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, 1995—1998. Chairman Nordic Council Finance Ministers, 1999, 2004. Member international monetary and finance committee International Monetary Fund, 2002—2004.

Religion

Lutheran.

Membership

Chairman organizing committee World Handball Championship, Iceland, 1995. Chairman Parliamentary Grp. Independence Party, Iceland, 1991—1998, vice chairman Iceland, 1999—2005, chairman, 2005—2009.

Connections

Married Patricia A. Mistretta, June 5, 1975 (divorced 1982). Children: Ilia Anna, Sylvia. Married Inga Jona Thordardottir, June 19, 1987.

1 stepchild, Borgar Thor. Children: Helga Lara, Hildur Maria.

father:
Tomas Haarde

mother:
Anna (Steindorsdottir) Haarde

spouses:
Patricia A. Mistretta

Inga Jona Thordardottir

children:
Ilia Anna Haarde

Sylvia Haarde

Helga Lara Haarde

Hildur Maria Haarde