Gunnar Grimsson

Gunnar Grimsson

CEO, Citizens Foundation of Iceland

Gunnar Grímsson is CEO and Co-Founder of the Citizens Foundation of Iceland since 2008. The Citizens Foundation’s main goal is to encourage citizen participation in governance. Their key offering is the "Open Active Democracy" platform, which helps citizens debate and prioritize issues. The Citizens Foundation offers a global version, Your Priorities, free for all countries in the world. The Foundation won the pan-Europe e-democracy award at the 2011 World e-Gov Forum. 

Since 1997 Gunnar has worked as a freelance web designer and consultant for, amongst others, the University of Iceland, the Icelandic Parliament, National Archives of Iceland, Reykjavík Arts Festival, Icelandair, Icelandic Supreme Court and the Central Bank of Iceland. He was chosen the Geek of the year 2011 in Iceland along with his partner Robert Bjarnason.

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