Ambassador

CURRICULUM VITAE

Thordur Aegir Oskarsson, born June 4, 1954 in Akranes, Iceland

Thordur Aegir Oskarsson, ambassador

Education:

1979            BA in Political Science from the University of Iceland.

1979-1980    MA in International Affairs from the University of Wisconsin - Madison

1980-1983    Further studies towards Ph.D at the University of Wisconsin - Madison


Professional Career:

1983 - 1985    Researcher for the Icelandic Committee on Security and International Affairs

1985 - 1986    Planning Officer with the Association of the Municipalities in the Capital Area

1986 - 1988    Parliamentary Correspondent with the newspaper Timinn.

1988 - 1990    First Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

1990 - 1994    First Secretary, Icelandic Delegation to NATO

1994 - 1995    Counsellor, Icelandic Delegation to NATO

1995 - 1996    Counsellor, and Deputy Political Director, Head of NATO Affairs and Security Policy Division

1996               Promoted Minister-Counsellor

1997 - 1999     Director for Defence, Defence Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

1999 -             Promoted Ambassador

1999 - 2004     Permanent Representative of Iceland to the OSCE

2000 - 2004     Premanent Representative of Iceland to UNOV

2000 - 2004     Permanent Representative of Iceland to the IAEA

2000 - 2004     Permanent Representative of Iceland to the CTBTO

2000 -2004      Ambassador of Iceland to Austria, also accredited as Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary  and  Slovakia

2004 – 2008    Ambassador of Iceland to Japan

2008 - 2010    Special Representative to the Palestinian Authority

2008 - 2010    Director for Defence and Security Affairs , Ministry for Foreign Affairs

2010 - 2011    Director for International and Political Affairs, Office of the NATO Special Representative for Afghanistan

Married to Mrs. Sigurborg Oddsdottir with two children



Inspired by Iceland