Ambassador
Mrs. Bergdís Ellertsdóttir

Bergdís Ellertsdóttir

Professional Career

Ambassador of Iceland to Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland and San Marino.

Head of the Icelandic Mission to the European Union, September 2014- present

Director, International Trade Negotiations. Chief negotiator Iceland-China FTA. Directorate for Trade and Economic Affairs, September 2012

Deputy Secretary General. European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Brussels, 2007-2012

Director General for International Security and Development Co-operation Affairs. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, January 2007

Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of Iceland, 2005-2006

Head of European Affairs, Deputy Director General. Trade Department. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2003-2004

Deputy Director, Political Department. Dealing with security issues, NATO, OSCE, bilateral relations with the United States, Canada and Russia, 2000-2003

Political Officer. NATO HQ, Political Division, Brussels, 1998-2000

Deputy Head of Mission. Embassy of Iceland in Bonn with accreditation to Switzerland, Austria and the OSCE, 1995-1998  

First Secretary. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Trade Department, 1991-1995

Education

European Studies (M.A.), University of Essex, UK, 1988-1989

Political Science and English (B.A.), University of Iceland, Reykjavík, 1985-1987

Political Science, English and History, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany, 1983-1985

German, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Freiburg, Germany, 1982-1983

Mrs Ellertsdóttir was born in 1962. She is married with four children.

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