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Thorsteinn Ingolfsson

Permanent Representative – Iceland
2008

Born December 9, 1944 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Education

1971   Candidatus Juris, University of Iceland.

Diplomatic carreer:

1971 – 1973  First Secretary (International and Political Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Iceland
1973 – 1978  First Secretary and Counselor, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Iceland, Washington, D.C.
1978 – 1985 Chief of Division (Administration), Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland
1981     Appointed Minister-Counselor
1985 Deputy-Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Geneva
1987    Appointed Ambassador
1987   Acting Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Geneva (EFTA, GATT and UN Organizations)
1987 – 1990  Director of the Defense Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs – Icelandic Chairman of the bilateral Icelandic-US Defense Council
1990 – 1994  Permanent Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavik, Iceland
1994 – 1998 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the North Atlantic Council and to the Western European Union
1998- 2003  Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations in New York
2003-2006 Executive Director, The World Bank and Affiliates, representing the Governments of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden at the Board of the World Bank, Washington DC.
2006 – 2008 Ambassador (Special Envoy of the Foreign Minister of Iceland), Ministry for  Foreign Affairs, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2008 -   Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the North Atlantic Council.

His wife is, Mrs. Holmfridur Kofoed-Hansen.

Last updated: 09-Jun-2009 11:15