September 09 2015
Consul General and Trade Commissioner
Hlynur Gudjonsson is the Icelandic Trade Commissioner for North America and the Icelandic Consul General for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. He has more than 20 years of experience as a strategist and managing director for public relations, advertising and political campaigns. Prior to joining the Consulate General’s office he served as brand manager for Icelandic USA, Inc., a global seafood importer, wholesaler and manufacturer. He is the Co-Manager of Iceland Naturally, a combined consul of Icelandic brands and serves as the General Manager of the Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce. He is Founder of the Foreign Trade Commissioner’s Association in New York, of which he was the Chairman from 2006-2012. Hlynur holds a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Emerson College in Boston and a bachelor’s degree in Political History from the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.