Ambassador

Curriculum Vitae

H.E. GUNNAR SNORRI GUNNARSSON

Gunnar_Snorri_Gunnarsson

Born

Reykjavík, Iceland, 13 July 1953.

Education

Studies at the Universities of St. Andrews and Edinburgh

Graduated M.A., Hons. Edinburgh University 1977, English Literature and Philosophy.


Professional background

1977-1978

Teacher Ísafjörður Junior College.

1978-1979

Further studies Universidad Complutense, Madrid.

1979-1981

First Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík

1981-1984

First Secretary, Icelandic Embassy, Paris, also Deputy Permanent Representative at the Icelandic Mission to the OECD and UNESCO.

1984-1987 Counsellor, Icelandic Embassy, Paris, Deputy Permanent Representative to OECD and UNESCO.

1987-1988

Deputy Permanent Representative in the Icelandic Delegation to the North Atlantic Council, Brussels.

1988-1991

Minister Counsellor, Icelandic Embassy, Brussels (European Communities, Belgium, Luxembourg).

1991-1994

Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Under Secretary for External Trade, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.

1994-1997

Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations in Geneva including WTO and EFTA.

1997-2002

Ambassador to the European Communities, Belgium, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.

2002-2006

Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.

2006-2009

Ambassador to China, also accredited to Australia, Kingdom of Cambodia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Vietnam.

2010-

Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, side accredited to the Republic of Croatia.



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