Career

  • Since 2008 Independent consultant in official statistics
  • 2009-2013   Vice-President of the International Statistical Institute (ISI)
  • 1985-2007   Director General of Statistics Iceland (1985-2006: including the National Registry of Persons), Member, UN Conference of European Statisticians (member of the CES Steering Committee 1999-2003)
  • 1994-2007   Member, EU/EEA Statistical Programme Committee
  • 1998-2001   Delegate, UN Statistical Commission
  • 1993-1995   President, International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS)
  • Since 1991    Expert/consultant/lecturer in technical cooperation and capacity building in various countries (Baltic states, Palestine, Macedonia, Lebanon, Eritrea, Angola, Bolivia, St. Kitts, Montenegro, Croatia, Malawi, Egypt)
  • 1980-1984   Deputy Managing Director of the National Economic Institute, Iceland
  • 1972-1980   Economist at the National Economic Institute, Iceland
  • 1970-1971   Lecturer in economics at the University of Lund, Sweden