Director of the Defence Department and
Chief of Defence of Iceland

Ambassador Thórir Ibsen

2007 - 2009

Professional Career

2007 Director, Defence Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
2007 Director, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
2004-2006 Deputy Permanent Representative
Delegation of Iceland to NATO
2002-2004 Deputy Head of Mission
Mission of Iceland to the European Union
Embassy of Iceland, Brussels
2001-2002 Acting Director, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
1998-2001 Minister-Counsellor, Department of Natural Resources and
Environmental Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
1995-1998 Counsellor for Environment, Industry and Commerce
Mission of Iceland to the European Union
1993-1995 Head of International Affairs Division
Ministry for the Environment
1991-1993 Policy Counsellor
Ministry for the Environment
1991 Producer, Icelandic Broadcasting Service
1984-1990 Taught political science and economics at Universite canadienne en France and at York University

Education

1984 M.A. International Relations
Graduate Programme in Political Science
York University
1982 B.A. Political Science
University of Iceland

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