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Þórir Ibsen

Jurisdiction: Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

Policy area: EEA Grants and bilateral relations with the funds partner countries. 

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Career

Ambassador of Iceland to the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, Department of Home Based Ambassadors, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2018 -

Ambassador of Iceland to India with accreditation to Bangladesh, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Seychelles, South Africa and Sri Lanka, 2014-2018

Ambassador of Iceland to the European Union and to Belgium with accreditation to Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland and San Marino, 2011- 2014

Ambassador of Iceland to France with accreditation to Italy, Spain and Andorra. Permanent Representative of Iceland to the OECD, Permanent Delegate of Iceland to UNESCO and Permanent Representative of Iceland to the Council of Europe. 2009-2011

Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change, 2008-2009

Appointed Ambassador, March 2008

Director, Defence Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2007-2008

Director, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2007

Deputy Permanent Representative, Delegation of Iceland to NATO, 2004-2006

Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Iceland, Brussels, and Mission of Iceland to the European Union, 2002-2004

Acting Director, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2001-2002

Minister-Counsellor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 1998-2001

Counsellor for Environment, Industry and Commerce, Mission of Iceland to the European Union, 1995-1998

Head of International Affairs Division, Ministry for the Environment, 1993-1995

Policy Counsellor, Ministry for the Environment, 1991-1993

Producer, Icelandic Broadcasting Service, 1991

Taught political science and economics at Université canadienne en France and at York University, 1984-1990

Education

M.A. International Relations, 1984, Graduate Programme in Political Science

York University, Canada

B.A. Political Science, 1982, University of Iceland


Thórir Ibsen is married to Dominique Ambroise Ibsen, visual artist. They have one grown up son.

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