Regin Hammer
  • Jónas Broncks gøta 25, 4th floor, FO-100 Tórshavn

    Faroe Islands


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Regin Hammer is a Teaching Lecturer at the department of Social Science at the University of the Faroe Islands. He is an economist educated from the University of Dundee and Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen in 1998. 

In the period from 1998 to 2010, he worked in Government Administration, various positions in the energy sector and ran a consultancy firm a few years, specializing in corporate finance, capital increases, IPO's and financial management. 

From 2010 to 2016, he headed the largest financial group (insurance, pensions, life insurance, banking, real estate, investment) in the Faroes as Group CEO and involving a series of other board positions. 

From 2016 till now he has been teaching at College and University level at the same time as working in Government Administration 2018-2021. Started full time at the University in 2021. 


Regin Hammer has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level in economics and business subjects including: economics, business strategy, marketing, financial management, organisation, statistics, methodology and methods.

He has supervised Bachelor theses at the University of the Faroe Islands.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Laws (LLM), Fróðskaparsetur Føroya - The University of the Faroe Islands

30 Aug 20161 Dec 2022

Award Date: 1 Dec 2022

Diploma Advanced Business Development, ESADE Business School

1 Sept 20151 Apr 2016

Award Date: 1 Apr 2016

Master, Energy Studies (Oil & Gas Economics), University of Dundee

1 Aug 199731 Jul 1998

Award Date: 30 Nov 1998

Bachelor, Business Studies (honours), Robert Gordon University

1 Aug 199430 Jun 1997

Award Date: 30 Jun 1997

Diploma Business, Language and Trade, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya - The University of the Faroe Islands

30 Aug 199330 Jun 1994

Award Date: 30 Jun 1994

External positions

Chairman, Vinnuframagrunnurin (Industrial Development Fund)

1 Dec 2018 → …

Head of Section, Ministry of Social Affairs

1 Aug 201830 Sept 2021

External Lecturer, Faculty of History and Social Science, University of the Faroe Islands

30 Aug 201730 Sept 2021

External Lecturer, Glasir Community College, Tórshavn

30 Aug 201630 Jun 2020


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