Ambassador

Mr. Thorir Ibsen

Ambassador Thorir Ibsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Career

Ambassador of Iceland to India with accreditation to Bangladesh, Malaysia, Maldives,
Mauritius, Nepal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa and Sri Lanka, 2014
 
Ambassador of Iceland to the European Union and to Belgium with accreditation to
Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland, 2011- 2014
 
Ambassador of Iceland to France with accreditation to Andorra, Italy and Spain.
Permanent Representative of Iceland to the OECD, Permanent Delegate of Iceland to UNESCO and Permanent Representative of Iceland to the Council of Europe. 2009-2011
 
Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change, 2008-2009
 
Director, Defence Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, September
2007-2008
 
Appointed Ambassador, March 2008
 
Director, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs,
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2007
 
Deputy Permanent Representative, Delegation of Iceland to NATO, 2004-2006
 
Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Iceland, Brussels, and Mission of Iceland
to the European Union, 2002-2004
 
Acting Director, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs,
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2001-2002
 
Minister-Counsellor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs,
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 1998-2001
 
Counsellor for Environment, Industry and Commerce, Mission of Iceland to the
European Union, 1995-1998
 
Head of International Affairs Division, Ministry for the Environment, 1993-1995
 
Policy Counsellor, Ministry for the Environment, 1991-1993
 
Producer, Icelandic Broadcasting Service, 1991
 
Taught political science and economics at Université canadienne en France and at
York University, 1984-1990
 

Education

 

M.A. International Relations, 1984, Graduate Programme in Political Science York University, Canada
 
B.A. Political Science, 1982, University of Iceland

Thórir Ibsen is married to Dominique Ambroise Ibsen, visual artist. They have one son.
 


Inspired by Iceland