Sigríður Berglind Ásgeirsdóttir



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Born 15 January 1955 in Ólafsvík, Iceland

1978: Graduated from the University of Iceland with Cand. Jur. degree (in Law) special emphasis on tax legislation

1979: MA degree in International Relations from Boston University

1979: Head of the Department of Information and Culture, MFA of Iceland

1981: First Secretary of the Embassy of Iceland in Bonn

1983: Deputy Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe

1984: Vice-Chairman of the Icelandic Delegation to the Conference of Security and Confidence-Building Measures in Europe (CSCE)

1984-1988: Counsellor of the Embassy of Iceland in Stockholm

1988-1996: Secretary General of the Ministry of Social Affairs

1996-1999: Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen, Denmark

1999-2002: Secretary General of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Iceland

2002 -2006 : Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris

2006 -2007: Ambassador, Director General of Trade and Economic Co-Operation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

09.2007-2011: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Social Security.

03.2011- 08. 2016 Ambassador of Iceland to France, Italy, Spain, Andorra, Algeria, Djibouti, Morocco and Tunisia.

09.2016 – Ambassador to the Russian Federation

Married to Finnbogi Jonsson, 3 children

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