Jurisdiction: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Palestine.
Policy area: EEA Grants, bilateral relations with the funds partner countries and Chief Negotiator for the future relationship with the UK.
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
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.