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Benedikt Ásgeirsson

Jurisdiction: Austria, Cabo Verde, Georgia, Peru.

Policy area: Air transport agreements.

Curriculum Vitae

Born:              7 February 1951 in Reykjavík, Iceland

Education:    1970 Graduated from Akureyri Higher Secondary Grammar School
                       1975 Dipl. disc. pol. ( Pol. science), University of Göttingen, Germany

Career

1976 First Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík
1978 First Secretary, Embassy of Iceland, Bonn
1981 First Secretary, Embassy of Iceland, Moscow
1984 Counsellor, Icelandic Delegation to NATO and Embassy of Iceland, Brussels
1987 Minister-Counsellor and Chief of Division (Administration, Information and Cultural Affairs), Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík
1991 Deputy Permanent Representative, Icelandic Delegation to NATO and WEU, Brussels
1994 Director, Defence Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík and Icelandic Chairman US-Icelandic Defence Council
1995 Appointed Ambassador as of 15 January 1995
1995 Ambassador of Iceland to the United Kingdom, concurrently Ambassador to Ireland (1995), The Netherlands (1995), India (1997) and Greece (1997)
1999 Director, Defence Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík, and Icelandic Chairman US-Icelandic Defence Council
2001 Deputy Permanent Secretary of State and Director, Policy Planning and Administration, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík
2004 Ambassador of Iceland to Mozambique, concurrently Ambassador to South Africa (2004), Malawi (2004), Namibia 2004), Uganda (2005), Angola (agréé) and Kenya (agréé).
2005 Resident Ambassador of Iceland to South Africa, concurrently Ambassador to Mozambique, Malawi (2004), Namibia (2004), Uganda (2005), Angola (agréé) and Kenya (agréé).  
2006 Ambassador of Iceland to the Russian Federation, concurrently Ambassador to Azerbaijan (2007), Moldova (2007), Turkmenistan (2007), Georgia (2008), Kazakhstan (2008), Armenia (agréé), Belarus (agréé), Kyrgyzstan (agréé), Tajikistan (agréé) and Uzbekistan (agréé).
2011 Ambassador, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
2012 Concurrently, Ambassador to Georgia, and to Israel until 2018 (with residence in Reykjavík)
2017 Concurrently, Chief Air Negotiator, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
2019 Concurrently, Ambassador to Austria (with residence in Reykjavík)

 

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