President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson invested 14 Icelanders with the Order of the Falcon yesterday for their contributions to Icelandic culture and society. RÚV reported first. Among the group were pop star Páll Óskar and comedian and entertainer Þórhallur Sigurðsson, known as Laddi.
The President of Iceland invests Icelandic citizens with the Order of the Falcon twice a year, on January 1 and June 17. A list of the individuals who received the recognition yesterday follows.
- Agnes Anna Sigurðardóttir Managing Director, for contributions to the development of business in her local community of Dalvík.
- Árni Magnússon, former school principal, for contributions to school and social issues.
- Professor Björg Thorarensen, for teaching and research in the field of law.
- CEO Georg Lárusson, for public service.
- Guðríður Ólafs Ólafíudóttir, former chairperson of Sjálfsbjargar, for contributions to welfare and humanitarian affairs.
- Archaeologist Guðrún Sveinbjarnardóttir, for contributions to archaeological research.
- Haraldur Briem, former Chief Epidemiologist, for contributions to public health and healthcare.
- Kristín Aðalsteinsdóttir former professor, for contributions to pedagogy.
- Margrét Frímannsdóttir, former member of parliament, for public service.
- Musician Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson, for contributions to Icelandic music and equality issues.
- Supreme Court Attorney Ragnar Aðalsteinsson, for contributions to human rights and rights activism.
- Tómas Knútsson, mechanical engineer and founder of the “Blue Army,” for contributions to environmental conservation.
- Filmmaker Valdís Óskarsdóttir, for contributions to Icelandic and international filmmaking.
- Actor and musician Þórhallur Sigurðsson, for contributions to Icelandic culture.