The Embassy of Iceland in Paris was opened on January 10, 1946. The Embassy represents Iceland in France and is also accredited to nine other countries, i.e. Algeria, Andorra, Italy, Lebanon, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia.
The Embassy is also a Permanent Delegation of Iceland to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The role of the Embassy is to protect the interests of Icelanders and to promote bilateral, political, economic and cultural links between Iceland and the above countries and organizations.
|Anna Katrín Vilhjálmsdóttir||Minister Counsellor||[email protected]|
|Berglind Bragadóttir||Assistant Attaché||[email protected]|
|Jeanne Heisbourg||Secretary||[email protected]|
|Jónas Haraldsson||First Secretary||[email protected]|
|Kristján Andri Stefánsson||Ambassador||[email protected]|
|Lilja Björk Stefánsdóttir||Assistant to the Ambassador||[email protected]|
|Pálína Björk Matthíasdóttir||First Secretary||[email protected]|
|Sauveur Leonardis||Chauffeur||[email protected]|
Kristján Andri Stefánsson
Date and place of birth: 23 June 1967, Reykjavík, Iceland
Spouse: Mr. Davíð Samúelsson
Cand. juris degree in Law (combined BA and Masters Degrees),
University of Iceland, Faculty of Law (1995)
Ambassador to France, Andorra, Algeria, Italy, Lebanon, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia
Permanent representative to the OECD and UNESCO
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Deputy Permanent Secretary of State
Director-General, Directorate for Legal & Executive Affairs
Ambassador, Directorate for Economic Affairs & External Trade, responsible for the Icesave file (negotiating 3rd agreement 2010-2011, chair of the case team responsible for the Icesave court proceedings 2011-2013)
Member of the EEA Financial Mechanism Committee (the decision-making body of EEA Grants 2009-2014) (vice-chair 2012-2014)
Chief Air Negotiator (responsible for negotiating air services agreements)
NIPAC (National IPA Co-ordinator) ensuring the overall coordination of pre-accession assistance (during EU accession process)
EFTA Surveillance Authority, Brussels
Member of the EFTA Surveillance Authority College (the governing body of the organization that is responsible for monitoring implementation of the agreement that extends EU's internal market to the EEA/EFTA-states, the EEA Agreement)
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Appointed Ambassador and posted to Brussels
Minister Counsellor, Directorate for Economic Affairs & External Trade
Legal Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
Prime Minister’s Office
Legal Adviser to the Prime Minister responsible i.a. for providing legal counsel to the PM, preparing and promoting PM’s legislative initiatives and monitoring of government’s programme in parliament.
Secretary to the Cabinet, present at all cabinet meetings with responsibility for recording proceedings.
Ombudsman (Parliamentary Commissioner)
Legal expert (on leave from PM’s Office)
Other professional activities
2014-present President of the Icelandic Lawyers’ Association
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