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Curriculum Vitae

S.E. MARTIN EYJÓLFSSON

 

Professional Experience

  • Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary to Germany August 2016
  • Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Geneva 2012 - 2016
  • Ambassador to the Holy See, since December 2013
  • Ambassador to Liechtenstein, since December 2012
  • Director General MFA – External Trade and Economic affairs,      2007 - 2012
  • Director MFA – European affairs, 2007
  • Deputy Director MFA, Department of External Trade, 2007
  • Head of Overseas Business Services MFA, 2003-2004
  • Head of Unit MFA – International Trade Agreements, 2002-2003
  • Embassy of Iceland in Brussels - First Secretary 1998 - 2002
  • Legal expert EU and EEA law – MFA 1996-1998

Other Activities

  • LDC Facilitator WTO Ministerial Meeting, Nairobi 2015
  • Chairman of the WTO Council for Trade in Services, 2015-2016
  • Chairman of the WTO Committee on Balance-of-Payments Restrictions, 2014-2015
  • Member of Chief Negotiation Committee on Iceland’s Membership to EU, 2009-2012
  • IMF Programme of Iceland - Negotiations, 2008
  • Icesave Negotiation Committee, 2008-2009
  • Negotiations with various countries on Foreign Currency Reserves, 2009
  • Negotiations on various Air Services Agreements from 2002-2011
  • EEA Enlargement negotiations, 2007
  • EEA Enlargement negotiations, 2004
  • Legal pleadings before the Court of Justice of the European Communities and the EFTA Court on behalf of the Government of Iceland
  • Various articles on EU law Iceland and International Academic Journals and lectured in Universities in Iceland on EU law

       Education

  • Cand. Juris. University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Languages: Icelandic, English, German, French, Danish

Personal Information

  • Born 18 May 1971 in the Westman Islands, Iceland
  • Married to Eva Thengilsdóttir (cand.oecon, MPA). Three children; Thengill (1991), Sylvía (1999) and Tinna (2001)
  • Played football in the Icelandic Premier League for 5 years with IBV
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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