Einar Kristinn Guðfinnsson

This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Einar.
Einar Kristinn Guðfinnsson
Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture
In office
27 September 2005
(as Minister of Fisheries)  1 February 2009
Prime Minister Halldór Ásgrímsson; Geir Haarde
Preceded by Árni Mathiesen (as Minister of Fisheries)
Guðni Ágústsson (as Minister of Agriculture)
Succeeded by Steingrímur J. Sigfússon
Personal details
Born (1955-12-02) 2 December 1955
Bolungarvík, Iceland
Political party Independence Party
Spouse(s) Sigrún J. Þórisdóttir
Children three children
Alma mater University of Essex

Einar Kristinn Guðfinnsson (born 2 December 1955) is an Icelandic politician. He is speaker of the Althing, in office since 2013. He was Iceland's Minister of Fisheries from September 2005, and became Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture when the two ministries merged on 1 January 2008 until 1 February 2009.

Note on pronunciation

ð is the letter edh, which in Icelandic represents a voiced dental fricative, as in th in the English word "them."


Political offices
Preceded by
Árni Mathiesen
Minister of Fisheries
Post merged with Ministry of Agriculture
New title Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture
2007 – 2009
Succeeded by
Steingrímur J. Sigfússon
Preceded by
Guðni Ágústsson
as Minister of Agriculture

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