Mrs. Bergdís Ellertsdóttir

Bergdís Ellertsdóttir

Professional Career

Ambassador of Iceland to Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland and San Marino.

Head of the Icelandic Mission to the European Union, September 2014- present

Director, International Trade Negotiations. Chief negotiator Iceland-China FTA. Directorate for Trade and Economic Affairs, September 2012

Deputy Secretary General. European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Brussels, 2007-2012

Director General for International Security and Development Co-operation Affairs. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, January 2007

Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of Iceland, 2005-2006

Head of European Affairs, Deputy Director General. Trade Department. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2003-2004

Deputy Director, Political Department. Dealing with security issues, NATO, OSCE, bilateral relations with the United States, Canada and Russia, 2000-2003

Political Officer. NATO HQ, Political Division, Brussels, 1998-2000

Deputy Head of Mission. Embassy of Iceland in Bonn with accreditation to Switzerland, Austria and the OSCE, 1995-1998  

First Secretary. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Trade Department, 1991-1995


European Studies (M.A.), University of Essex, UK, 1988-1989

Political Science and English (B.A.), University of Iceland, Reykjavík, 1985-1987

Political Science, English and History, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany, 1983-1985

German, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Freiburg, Germany, 1982-1983

Mrs Ellertsdóttir was born in 1962. She is married with four children.

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