Aug 03 2012
Prime Minister of Iceland, 2006 – 2009 and Leadership speaker
Geir Haarde was a member of the Icelandic Parliament for 21 years and served as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2009. He is a former President of the Nordic Council and Vice President of the Inter-Parliamentary Council. A well respected leader and an expert on Nordic Finance and Politics he received recognition world wide for his expertise in green renewable energy and sustainable energy projects.
Named the ‘greenest political leader’ by Newsweek
He was Chairman of the Independence Party Parliamentary Group from 1991 to 1998 and a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee from 1991 to 1998 and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee from 1995 to 1998. He served as Minister of Finance from 1998 to 2005 and then as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2006. He was elected Chairman of the Independence Party in an uncontested election in 2005. Prior to entering the Icelandic Parliament, he was an economist at the Central Bank of Iceland from 1977 to 1983 and a political adviser to the Icelandic Minister of Finance from 1983 to 1987. Mr Haarde is the only political leader who has been taken to court for his alleged role in the 2008 financial crisis and was fully exonerated on all substantive charges.
What he offers you
Geir Haarde has been lauded not only for his leadership skills in expanding geothermal energy, but also for training scientists around the world as Iceland has headed the geothermal department of the United Nations University. He offers audiences a unique perspective as an experienced political leader, accomplished economist and supporter of sustainable energy sources.
How he presents
As a former head of state, Geir Haarde is a practiced orator and delivers frank, insightful and powerful addresses to worldwide audiences.
The Icelandic Solution to the Financial Crisis
Politics and the Law: Resolving Political Differences at the Ballotbox or in the Court Room
The Benefits of Geothermal Energy as a Sustainable Energy Source
Leadership, Communication and Crisis Management
The Current Global or European Economic Outlook
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