Curriculum Vitae of Ambassador Benedikt Jónsson

 

Born

 Reykjavík, Iceland, November 25, 1954

Education

1982

M.A. hons. (Pol. Science)

1979

B.A. hons. (History, Pol. Science, Philosophy)

 

Professional Background

2014

Ambassador of Iceland to Denmark, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey

2009

Ambassador of Iceland to the Court of St James’s, Ireland, Malta, Portugal

2008

Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavik

2006

Ambassador and Chief Negotiator, Directorate of External Trade, Ministry      for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík

2001

Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Moscow. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

1997

Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, including WTO and EFTA. Chief negotiator for EFTA in free trade negotiations with Mexico and Chile. Chairman of WTO Committee on Least Developed Countries

1995

Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík

1991

Minister-Counsellor and Head of Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík

1988

Counsellor, Embassy of Iceland, Paris

1988

Deputy Permanent Representative, Council of Europe

1987

First Secretary, Embassy of Iceland, Paris and Deputy Permanent Representative to OECD and UNESCO

 

1984

First Secretary, Embassy of Iceland, Moscow

1983

First Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík

 

 

Married to

Aðalheiður Óskarsdóttir                   Four children, Pall, Stefania, Greta and Bjarki



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