Øystein Bø

Permanent Representative – Norway
2018

  • Last updated: 05 Dec. 2018 15:08
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Name: Øystein Bø

Permanent Representative – Norway 2018
Born 19 November 1959, Levanger, Norway
Married, two children

Professional experience:

2018 – present        Norway's Permanent Representative on the North Atlantic Council

2017 – 2018 Senior Adviser, Section for Security Policy and North America
2013 – 2017 State Secretary (Deputy Defence Minister), Norwegian Ministry of Defence
2010 - 2013 Head of International Department and Permanent Secretary of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, Stortinget (the Norwegian Parliament)
2006 - 2010 Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative,
Permanent Delegation of Norway to NATO
2002 - 2006 Chef de Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
2001 - 2002 Deputy Director General, Head of OSCE/CFSP Section, European Department
2000 - 2001 Assistant Director General, European Policy Department
2000 - 2000 Assistant Director General, Department of Policy Planning and Evaluation,
Head of Stability Pact / OSCE Coordination Unit
2000 - 2002 National Coordinator, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
1998 - 2000 Adviser, OSCE Coordination Unit
1998 - 1998 First secretary, Norwegian Permanent Delegation to NATO
1997 - 1997 Legal adviser, Office of the High Representative, Sarajevo
1995 - 1997 First secretary, Norwegian Embassy, Tallinn
1992 - 1995 Second secretary, Norwegian Delegation to the CSCE/OSCE, Vienna
1991 - 1992 Diplomatic trainee, Norwegian MFA
1990 - 1991 Executive Officer, Legal Department, Norwegian MFA
1989 - 1989 Attorney, Business Law firm, Tromsø, Norway
1981 - 1983 2nd lieutenant, Norwegian Army, Infantry

Education:

  • Norwegian Defence University College
  • Cand. Jur., Oslo University (Ph.d. Law equivalent)
  • Infantry officers’ training school, Norwegian Army