Bjarni Benediktsson (born 1970)

Icelandic politician

Bjarni Benediktsson (born 26 January 1970), known as Bjarni Ben, is an Icelandic politician. He is the Prime Minister from April 2024. He was Prime Minister previously from January to November 2017. He has been the leader of the Icelandic Independence Party since 2009. He was Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs from 2013 to 2017, a post he later retained under Katrin Jakobsdottir.[1]

Bjarni Benediktsson
Bjarni in 2023
27th Prime Minister of Iceland
Assumed office
9 April 2024
PresidentGuðni Th. Jóhannesson
Preceded byKatrín Jakobsdóttir
In office
11 January 2017 – 30 November 2017
PresidentGuðni Th. Jóhannesson
Preceded bySigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
Succeeded byKatrín Jakobsdóttir
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
14 October 2023 – 9 April 2024
Prime MinisterKatrín Jakobsdóttir
Preceded byÞórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir
Succeeded byÞórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir
Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs
In office
30 November 2017 – 14 October 2023
Prime MinisterKatrín Jakobsdóttir
Preceded byBenedikt Jóhannesson
Succeeded byÞórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir
In office
23 May 2013 – 11 January 2017
Prime MinisterSigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
Preceded byKatrín Júlíusdóttir
Succeeded byBenedikt Jóhannesson
Leader of the Independence Party
Assumed office
29 March 2009
Preceded byGeir Haarde
Personal details
Born (1970-01-26) 26 January 1970 (age 54)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political partyIndependence Party
Spouse(s)Þóra Margrét Baldvinsdóttir
Alma materUniversity of Iceland
University of Miami
Nickname(s)Bjarni Ben

References change

  1. "Bjarni Benediktsson". Alþingi (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 November 2019.