Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen, representing the Unionist Party (Sambandsflokkurin), has been appointed as the new Minister for Nordic Co-operation.
Former Prime Minister Mr. Holm Johannesen brings a wide-range experience to the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Mr. Johannesen was born in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. He is educated shipmaster from Føroya Sjómansskúli (Centre of Maritime Studies). For several years, he was a sales representative and later sales manager in fish exports companies.
Mr. Johannesen was first elected to the Løgting, the Faroese Parliament, in 2002. From 2004 to 2015, he was the leader of the Unionist Party and served as the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands from 2008 to 2015.