Jörundur Valtýsson

Chief of Defence – Iceland

  • Last updated: 05 Apr. 2012 11:15
Jörundur Valtýsson, Chief of Defence of Iceland


1999-2000 University of Edinburgh, Scotland
M.Sc. in International and European Politics
1994-1997 University of Iceland, Reykjavík
B.A. in Russian language and Political Science
1995 State University in Moscow, Russia

Professional Career

2011- Ministry for Foreign Affairs and External Trade
Director of the Department for Security and Defence
2007-2011 Delegation of Iceland to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Deputy Permananent Representative
2006-2007 Ministry for Foreign Affairs and External Trade
Special Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
2005-2006 Prime Minister´s Office
Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister
2004-2005 Prime Minister´s Office
Cabinet Secretary of the Government of Iceland
2001-2004 Ministry for Foreign Affairs and External Trade
First Secretary - Political Department
2000-2001 KOM Public Relations
Public Relations Consultant
1998 Dagur Newspapter


English and Danish (and Norwegian) – very good
French – good working knowledge
Russian and German - average reading ability

Personal information

Born on 23 December 1974
Married to Mrs. Helena Einarsdóttir, three children.