Henrik Old

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Henrik Old
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Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Labor of the Faroe Islands
Assumed office
15 September 2015
Member of Løgting
In office
Assumed office

Henrik James Frits Old (born 20 June 1947 in Vágur, Faroe Islands) is a Faroese politician. He is a current (2011-2015) member of the Faroese parliament. He was elected for the Løgting for the first time in 1984. He was re-elected several times and represented the island Suðuroy. He was elected for the Social Democratic Party (Faroe Islands). He was a MP from 1984 to 2008 and again from 2011.[1]

Political career[edit]

Member of the Faroese Parliament[edit]

Chair of Standing Committees of the Løgting[edit]

  • 1991 - 1992 Chair of the Standing Committee on Business
  • 1994 - 1995 Chair of the Standing Committee on Fisheries
  • 1995 - ? Chair of the Standing Committee on Business

President or member of other committees[edit]


Henrik Old is married to Elsebeth Old (born í Gong, daughter of Petur í Gong who was a member of the City Council of Tórshavn from 1957 - 1996),[5] together they have four children. His parents were Henrikka and Dennis William Connor Old, his father was British. His mother died at a young age, and after that he was raised by his fosterparents Inger and Johannes Joensen.