Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands.
Was born 28 March 1966 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Graduated in 1994 with a master degree in History and Communications Science. From 1995 to 1998, he worked as journalist at the National Faroese Television. Member of the Faroese Parliament since 1998. Leader of the Republican Party of the Faroe Islands since 2000. Deputy Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands 1998-2003, 2008 and from 2015 until present. Minister with special responsibility for the Faroese independence process 1998-2003. Minister of judicial affairs and Nordic Cooperation 1998-2003. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Nordic Cooperation 2008. Minister of Fisheries since 2015 and with responsibility for Agriculture and National Emergency Preparedness. Member of the Danish Parliament 2001-2011. Member of the Nordic Council 2011-2015 and of the Presidium of the Nordic Council 2012-2015. He is author of two books on Faroese political affairs and history.