Ms. Kristín Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir
Born on March 18, 1957, in Iceland.
1999 Master of Arts in Public Administration and Governance, Executive Program, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA.
A Fulbright Scholar.
1987 Bachelor of Arts, The University of Iceland, in English and Mass Communication.
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January 2010 - Ambassador to China, Australia, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, New Zealand, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
June 2009 - Ambassador, Director of the Office of Information and Culture, Deputy Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
2008 - 2009 Ambassador, Director of the Executive Management Office, Deputy Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
2007 - 2008 Special Envoy of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Iceland, Campaign Manager for Iceland´s First time Candidacy for the UN Security Council.
June 2006 - Dec 2006: During a Sabbatical: At the invitation of Columbia University on the Leadership Team of the UN African Millennium Cities Initiative, led by Dr. Jeffrey M. Sachs.
2005 - 2007 Director, Secretariat of the Mayor, City of Reykjavik.
2001 - 2005 Director of Development and Information, City of Reykjavik.
1994 - 2001 Political Advisor to the Mayor of Reykjavík.
1991 - 1994 International Coordinator, Office of International Education, University of Iceland.
1988 - 1991 Consultant, Department of Media and Arts, Ministry of Culture and Education.
1987 - 1988 Free-lance journalist and translator for the National Broadcasting Service.
1985 - 1987 Journalist, Morgunblaðið newspaper.
1983 - 1985 Director the Parlamentary Party, Women’s Alliance.
Edited January 1, 2010