Bachelor of Science in Economics, London School Economics, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, U. London, 1953. Economics adviser National Bank of Iceland, Reykjavik, 1954-1959, general manager, 1959-1961.
Governor Control Bank of Iceland, Reykjavik, from 1961-1993, Chairman of the Board Governors.
Governor for Iceland International Monetary Fund, Washington, 1965-1993. Chairman National Power Company, 1965-1996.
Economic adviser National Bank Iceland, Reykjavik, 1954—1959, general manager, 1959—1961. Governor Central Bank Iceland, Reykjavik, 1961—1993, chairman board governors. Governor Iceland International Monetary Fund, Washington, 1965—1993.
Chairman National Power Company, 1965—1996.
Fellow: Icelandic Science Society. Member: Science Fund Iceland (chairman humanities division 1965-1987, chairman science council 1987-1993, national library board since 1994).
Married Dora Guojonsdottir Nordal, December 19, 1953. Children: Bera, Sigurdur, Gudrun, Salvor, Olof, Marta.