Margrét S. Björnsdóttir

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
Margrét S. Björnsdóttir, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility


  • Since 2012 Managing Corporate Social Responsibility & Administration projects of Takanawa
  • Since 2019 Project leader and tutor of MPA and BA thesis at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland
  • 2004 – 2019 Adjunct Lecturer on Public Leadership and Change Management, Department of Political Science, MPA. University of Iceland. Executive editorial board, Journal on Politics and Public Administration
  • 2002 – Present Honorary Consul of Nicaragua in Iceland
  • 2002 – 2010 Executive director of The Institute for Public Administration and Politics, University of Iceland
  • 1998 – 2002 Director of Development and Public Relations, University of Iceland
  • 1993 – 1995 Political Assistant and consultant to the Minister of Industry and Commerce
  • 1983 – 1998 Executive director of The Institute for Continuing Education, University of Iceland


  • Master in Public Administration, Harvard, J. F. Kennedy School of Government, USA
  • MA-degree, Diplom-Soziologe, Johann W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Civic Engagement

  • 1976 – Present member and chairman of numerous boards and committees appointed by Ministries, Reykjavík City Council and for The Social Democratic Party, Iceland
  • 2009 – 2013 Chairman of the National Executive Board of Social Democratic party of Iceland