New Icelandic Ambassador
Dr. Gunnar Pálsson is Iceland's new Ambassador (designate) to India, succeeding Ambassador Sturla Sigurjonsson who in October was called back to Iceland to take up duties in the Office of the Prime Minister. Ambassador Palsson has a distinguished carrier in the Icelandic foreign service, most recently as the Director of the Foreign Ministry's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs. Earlier, Dr. Palsson was Iceland's Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels, and to the United Nations in New York. Ambassador Palsson holds a Ph.D. degree in political science and an M.A. degree in philosophy. He is married with three children.