Ólöf Nordal

This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a family name, but this person is properly referred to by the given name Ólöf.
Ólöf Nordal
Minister of the Interior
Assumed office
4 December 2014
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
Preceded by Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
Member of the Althing
Assumed office
April 2007 - 2013
Constituency Northeast Constituency (2007–2009)
Reykjavík Constituency South (2009-2013)
Personal details
Born (1966-12-03) 3 December 1966
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political party Independence Party
Spouse(s) Tómas Már Sigurðsson
Children 4
Alma mater University of Iceland
University of Reykjavik

Ólöf Nordal (born 3 December 1966) is an Icelandic politician who has been the Minister of the Interior of Iceland since 4 December 2014.[1] She is a member of the Independence Party.

Early life

Ólöf graduated from Reykjavík Upper Secondary School in 1986. She received a law degree from the University of Iceland in 1994 and an MBA from Reykjavík University in 2002.[2]


Ólöf worked as a teacher, lawyer, and in the administration prior to entering politics.[3]

She served as a department head in the Ministry of Transport and Communications from 1996 through 1999. Thereafter, she worked as a lawyer for the Iceland Stock Exchange from 1999 until 2001, and as an instructor of law at Bifröst University from 1999 until 2002, where she chaired the Business Law Department.

Between 2002 and 2004, she served as head of wholesale business at Landsvirkjun and director of sales at RARIK – Iceland State Electricity. During her tenure at RARIK, electricity sales were transferred to a separate company, Orkusalan, where Ólöf served as managing director until 2006.

Ólöf was elected to the Parliament of Iceland in 2007. She was a Member of Parliament for the Northeast Constituency from 2007 to 2009 and for the Reykjavík Constituency South from 2009 to 2013.

Panama Papers

Ólöf appeared in the leaked Panama Papers in connection with offshore holdings.[4] She was quoted as saying that she was "utterly surprised our names are on that list."[5]

Personal life

She is married to Tómas Már Sigurðsson and has four children.[3]

External links


  1. "Forsetaúrskurður um breytingu á forsetaúrskurði nr. 72/2013, um skiptingu starfa ráðherra, sbr. forsetaúrskurð um breytingu á þeim úrskurði nr. 90/2014." (in Icelandic). Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  2. "Ólöf Nordal, Minister of the Interior". Ministry of the Interior. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  3. 1 2 Arnarsdóttir, Eygló Svala. "Ólöf Nordal Iceland's New Interior Minister". Iceland Review. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  4. Henley, Jon (2016-04-07). "Icelandic opposition goes ahead with no confidence vote as new PM confirmed". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  5. "Iceland government ministers on tax haven list". icelandmonitor.mbl.is. Retrieved 2016-04-07.

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