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2015 Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, New York.
2009 – 2014 Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
2008 – 2009 Director – Chief Negotiator, Department of International Trade Negotiations, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.
2007 – 2008 Director of Human Resources for the Foreign Service of Iceland, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.
2004 – 2006 Deputy Permanent Representative/Minister-Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Iceland to the International Organisations, Geneva.
2000 – 2004 Counsellor, Embassy of Iceland/Mission of Iceland to the EC, Brussels.
1998 – 2000 First Secretary/Counsellor, Trade Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.
1996 – 1998 Legal Adviser/Deputy Director, Defence Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.
1992 – 1995 Lawyer, GÁJ Law Firm, Reykjavík.
Graduated from the Grammar School of Reykjavík 1986.
Law Degree (Cand. Juris) from the University of Iceland 1992.
Guest Researcher with the Law Faculty of the University of Bergen, Norway in the winter of 1995-1996.
Married to Elisabet Thordardottir, clinical psychologist. Two daughters.