Kristín A. Árnadóttir was recruited to the Icelandic Foreign Service in 2006 to serve as a Special Envoy and a Campaign Manager for Iceland’s first time candidacy for the UN Security Council (2008). She is currently a home based Ambassador and a Special Envoy for Gender Equality. Kristín has prior served as Ambassador of Iceland to numerous countries; residing in Helsinki Finland 2013-2018 and in Beijing China 2010-2013.
Kristín holds a MA in Public Administration and Governance from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA.
“I have agreed to take part in the 1st International Women in Travel & Tourism Forum because I find it both interesting to explore the topic, discuss gender specific features in this context and important to gain better understanding of how to maximise inclusion.”