Welcome and Keynote Address from His Excellency, the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. Delivered by video to the 2015 IPWEA International Public Works Conference and IFME World Congress on Municipal Engineering, Rotorua, New Zealand.
The President of Iceland is the country´s head of state and the only representative chosen by the entire electorate in a direct election. The office of President was established in the Constitution of the Republic of Iceland which took effect on 17 June 17 1944. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is the fifth President of the Republic.