Guðni Th. Jóhannesson
President of Iceland
Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is an Icelandic historian serving as the sixth and current president of Iceland. He took office in 2016 and was re-elected in 2020. As HeForShe Champion, he committed to closing the gender pay gap in Iceland by 2022 through the law on the Equal Pay Certification, adopted in 2018. This law requires companies and institutions of 25 or more employees to undergo an audit to ensure that they offer equal pay for work of equal value, based on the implementation of an Icelandic Equal Pay Standard (IST85:2012).