Minister of Social Affairs and Equality

Minister of Social Affairs and Equality

Þorsteinn Víglundsson félags- og húsnæðisráðherra

Þorsteinn Víglundsson, Minister of Social Affairs and Equality since January 11th 2017


  • 2017     
    Minister of Social Affairs and Equality
  • 2016     
    Member of Parliament for the Reform Party (Viðreisn)
  • 2013-2016          
    Director General of the Confederation of Icelandic Employers (SA)
  • 2010-2013          
    Managing Director of the Federation of Aluminium Producers in Iceland (SAMÁL) 
  • 2002-2010          
    CEO of BM Vallá hf.
  • 2000-2002          
    Department head, Kaupthing Bank Luxembourg
  • 1998-2000          
    Head of Research, Kaupthing Bank hf.
  • 1995-1998          
    Business journalist at Morgunblaðið.
  • 1994-1995          
    School teacher at Siglufjörður School


  • University of Iceland
    Master's study in Management and Strategy, 2011-
  • IESE Business School – University of Navarra
    Advanced Management Program 2004-2005. Four week-long management courses in Barcelona. Intensive practical study intended for corporate senior management
  • University of Boston - Brussel
    Study in Business Administration and Management while working as correspondent for Morgunblaðið
  • University of Iceland
    BA in Political Science, 1995
  • Reykjavik Junior College
    University entrance diploma, physical sciences stream, 1990


  • Board member of the Pension Fund Gildi 2013-2016
  • Board member of the Vocational Rehabilitation Fund VIRK 2013-2016
  • Vice-Chairman of the Federation of Icelandic Industries 2007-2010, directors since 2004
  • Board member of Iðan industrial education centre 2006-2013