Høgni Hoydal is the Deputy Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Industry and Trade. Since 2000, he has been the leader of the Faroese Republican Party, Tjóðveldi.
Born in 1966, Mr. Hoydal is educated in both the Faroe Islands and in Denmark and holds a Master’s degree in History and Communications Science from the University of Roskilde. Apart from politics, he has previously worked as a public school teacher and as a journalist.
Høgni Hoydal was first elected to the Faroese Parliament in 1998, where he served as Minister of Judicial Affairs and Nordic Cooperation and Deputy Prime Minister until 2003. Since then, Mr. Hoydal has held numerous cabinet positions such as Minister of Culture and Education, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Nordic Cooperation, and Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture.
Høgni Hoydal has published two books on Faroese political affairs and history.