Hjörleifur Kvaran

Attorney at Law - Partner

Curriculum Vitae

Education and degrees

  • 1971    Icelandic University Entrance Examination / College degree from Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík.
  • 1976    Law degree from the University of Iceland.
  • 1979    Litigation license, District court.
  • 1992    Litigation license, Supreme court.

 Employment

1976 - 1982                 Deputy to Reykjavík City engineer.

1982 - 1985                 General Secretary to the City engineer.

1985                            General Manager, Ísfilm hf.

1986 - 1987                 General Secretary to the City engineer.

1987 - 1994                 General Manager of Legal affairs and administrative planning, Reykjavík City.

1994 - 2003                 City Attorney / City Legal counsel.

2003 - 2007                 General Manager of Legal Affairs and Internal Revision, Reykjavík Energy.

2007                            Temporarily appointed CEO, Reykjavík Energy.

2008 - 2010                 CEO, Reykjavík Energy.

2011                            Nordik Legal Services, Partner. 

Special appointments

1980 - 1984 and          Board Secretary, Reykjavík Utilities.

1986 -  1987

1982 - 1984  and         Secretary of Reykjavík City Planning Committee.

1986 -  1987

1987 - 1995                 Chairman of the Committee for the reconstruction Viðey Estate and Viðey Church . The committee managed the island's operations for a period of time.

1987 - 1995                 Mayor's representative on the Wages Negotiation Committee.

1990 - 1994                 Board Member of the Icelandic Administrative Association.

1990 - 1997                 Representative of the Association of Local Authorities in Iceland on the Board of the State Planning Authority, Chairman 1996 – 1997.

1992 - 1996                 Chairman of the Joint Committee for a Master Plan of the

                                    Reykjanes peninsula.

1993 - 1999                 Deputy Chairman of the Building Committee of

                                    Borgarholtsskóli Secondary School.

1993 - 2004and          Mayor's representative on the Joint Committee of the

since 2006                   Reykjavík Theatre Company. Chairman 1991-1999.

1995 - 1997                 City Representative on the Temporary Board of Reykjavík  Hospital.

1996 - 2002                 Chairman of the Joint Committee for a Master Plan of

                                    Eyjafjörður area.

1997 - 1998                 Member of the Board of Reykjavík Hospitals.

2002 - 2005                 Member of the Board of Framsýn Pension Fund.

2002  2007                  Representative of the Association of Local Authorities in Iceland on the Joint Committee of State Terrains.

2007-2009                   Chairman of the Board of Akranes and Borgarfjörður District Heating.

2007 -2010                  Representative of Icelandic Energy and Utilities on the Ministers of Industry and Environment's Committee on a Framework Agreement concerning utilization and protection of geothermal and hydro power.

2008 - 2010                 Board Member of Icelandic Energy and Utilities.

2008 - 2010                 Board Member of Enex hf. (renewable energy solution

                                    provider)

 

Participation in drafting of parliamentary bills and regulations.

I have represented the City of Reykjavik and the Association of Local Authorities on committees assigned to the drafting of parliamentary bills and regulations, such as:

 

Parliamentary bill on water utilities of local authorities, later Act No. 81/1991.

Parliamentary bill on planning and construction, later Act No. 73/1997.

Parliamentary bill on environmental impact assessment, now Act No. 106/2000.

Parliamentary bill on the founding of the partnership Reykjavík Energy, now Act No. 139/2001.

Parliamentary bill on water utilities of local authorities, now Act No. 32/2004.

Parliamentary bill on Water, now Act No. 20/2006.

 

Planning regulation No. 400/1998.

Regulation on water utilities of local authorities No. 401/2005.

Regulation on Reykjavík Energy No. 297/2006.