Graduate, Commercial College Iceland, 1963. Diploma in Spanish and Spanish Literature, University Barcelona, 1964. Graduate in Economics and Business Administration, University Iceland, Reykjavík, 1970.
Assistant division chief Ministry of Commerce, 1970, division chief, 1973, deputy secretary general, 1982. Commercial counsellor Embassy of Iceland, Paris, 1978, minister counsellor, deputy chief of mission, 1992, deputy chief mission Washington, 1997. Minister counsellor Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 1987.
Deputy permanent representative Council Europe, Strasbourg, 1992, Organization of European Cooperation and Development, United Nations Educational, 1992. Minister counsellor Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavik, 2001. Permanent representative Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, 2003.
Ambassador Icelandic Foreign Service, 2005—2006. Retired, 2006
Chairman Price Council and Competition Authority, 1982-1988, chairman Bilateral Trade Communications for Iceland and Soviet Union, Russian Federation, Czechoslovakia, Poland, 1982-1987. State Department Scholar Fellow General Agreement of Tariff and Trades, 1986.
Married Magnea Sigurdardóttir.