Updated 13 September 2013

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Stefan Skjaldarson

Age: Born 10 February 1955 in Iceland

Civil Status: Married to Mrs. Birgit Nyborg. Children: Two boys, born 1986 and 1988

Professional Experience     

Aug. 2013-         Ambassador of Iceland in China

2009-                  Ambassador of Iceland in Austria. Also accredited Ambassador of Iceland to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia (FYR), the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic, residing in Vienna. Permanent Representative of Iceland to the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and other International Organizations in Vienna, notably the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

2008                    MFA, Directorate for External Trade and Economic Affairs, Department of European Affairs. Chairperson EEA/EFTA Subcommittees II, III and IV

2003                    Ambassador of Iceland in Norway. Also accredited Ambassador of Iceland to Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait and Macedonia (FYR), residing in Oslo. Ambassador of Iceland (agrée) to Algeria, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen, residing in Oslo

2001                    Political Director, MFA

2001                    Appointed Ambassador in the Foreign Service

1999                    Director of the Department of Administration and Consular Affairs, MFA

1998                    Minister Counsellor, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of Iceland, Oslo

1995                    Counsellor, Embassy of Iceland, Oslo

1994                    Counsellor, Political Department, MFA

1993                    Special consultant, Department of Administration and Consular Affairs, MFA

1992                    Special consultant, Defence Department, MFA

1987                    Consultant and Senior Budget Analyst, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance


1987                    Cand. Polit., University of Oslo (Political Science)

1984                    Teachers Training Certificate, University of Oslo

1983                    Studies in Mass Communication, University of Oslo

1982                    Cand. Mag., University of Oslo (Political Science, Cultural Anthropology, Spanish)


Excellent             Icelandic, English, Norwegian

Good                   Danish, Swedish

Fair                      Spanish, German

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