Permanent representative

Martin Eyjólfsson

Ambassador of Iceland


Professional Experience
  • Director General MFA – External Trade and Economic affairs.
  • 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.
  • Legal expert EU and EEA law – MFA 1996-1998.
Other Activities
  • 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.
  • EEA enlargment negotiations, 2007.
  • EEA enlargment negotiations, 2004.
  • Legal pleadings before the Court of Justice of the European Communities and the EFTA Court on behalf of the Government of Iceland.
  • Representative for Iceland in EEA Subcommittee V on legal and institutional matters.
  • Gives lectures in EU law at the Reykjavík University.
  • Has published articles on EU law in domestic and international journals.
  • Cand. Juris. University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, Reykjavík, Iceland.
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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