Halla Tómasdóttir

Icelandic politician and co-founder of Audur Capital financial services

Halla Tómasdóttir (born 11 October 1968) is an Icelandic businesswoman and politician who has been the President-elect of Iceland since 2024. She is a former member of the founding team of Reykjavík University in 1998. Halla also co-founded Auður Capital, an investment firm.[3]


Halla Tómasdóttir
President-elect of Iceland
Assuming office
1 August 2024
Prime MinisterBjarni Benediktsson
SucceedingGuðni Th. Jóhannesson
Personal details
Born (1968-10-11) 11 October 1968 (age 55)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Björn Skúlason[1]
Alma materVerzló (1986)
AwardsCartier Women's Initiative Awards[2]

On 1 June 2024, Halla won the Icelandic presidential election, defeating former prime minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.[4]

References

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  1. https://www.mbl.is/smartland/stars/2024/03/22/halla_atti_kaerasta_thegar_thau_bjorn_hittust_fyrst/
  2. https://www.cartierwomensinitiative.com/fellow/halla-tomasdottir-kristin-petursdottir Audur Capital provides financial services based on women-friendly values
  3. "Halla ætlar að bjóða sig fram". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 17 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  4. "Election week: Halla Tómasdóttir will be the president of Iceland". RÚV. Iceland. 2 June 2024. Retrieved 2 June 2024.