Halla Hrund Logadóttir is founder of the Iceland based Arctic Innovation Lab and chairs its non-profit operations. In Iceland, Ms. Logadóttir also serves on the advisory board to Iceland's Minister of Industry and Commerce on Iceland’s Energy Fund and collaborates with the country’s leadership and academia on Arctic and environmental issues.
Ms. Logadóttir is the Co-Founder of the Arctic Initiative at Harvard University which focuses on education, innovation and research on the Arctic region. She plays multiple roles internationally in this field, including serving as an Arctic expert to the World Economic Forum, where she co-curates the Forum’s Arctic Transformation Map, and being an advisor to Arctic Today, a key media outlet on circumpolar news.
Ms. Logadóttir is the former director of the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavík University where she lectures on Arctic affairs. Ms. Logadóttir is a frequent commentator and speaker on environment, renewable energy, and innovation. She was one of the 15 invited writers in United Nations Chronicle’s special edition on sustainable energy published in relation to COP21. Previously, Ms. Logadóttir worked on an entrepreneurship training program in Togo, West Africa, on the "Aid for Trade Initiative," at the OECD in Paris, and as an EU and on bilateral relations for Iceland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Brussels.
In addition to hear dedication to Arctic issues, the environment and innovation, Ms. Logadóttir is Co-Founder of Project Girls4Girls, an global mentorship program aimed to arm young women with the skills, courage and vision to take on leadership the public and political sphere. The program, developed in partnership with Harvard faculty, operates in several countries including Iceland, United States, Oman, Uzbekistan, Mexico and Uganda.
In 2016, Halla was selected as a Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow through Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and earned an MPA degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. Earlier, Ms. Logadóttir studied political science, economics and trade at the University of Iceland, the London School of Economics, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
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