Jónas G. Allansson

Chief of Defence – Iceland

  • Last updated: 07 Oct. 2022 13:17
Jónas G. Allansson

Director General, Directorate for Defence
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland

Born: 06.12.1970, Reykjavík.

Professional background

2022- Director General, Directorate for Defence.
2018-2022 Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Iceland to the United Nations, New York.
2014-2018 Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Delegation of Iceland to NATO.
2013-2014 Director, Department for Security and Defence, Directorate for International and Security Affairs.
2013 Senior Arctic Official and Director, Directorate for International and Security Affairs.
2010 – 2013 Advisor Arctic Affairs, Directorate for International and Security Affairs.
2009-2010 Head of Unit, Consular Affairs Unit, Directorate for Administration and Consular Affairs.
2009 – 2010 Advisor, Iceland Crisis Response Unit, Directorate for International Development.
2007- 2008 Deputy Head of Mission, the Sri Lanka Ceasefire Monitoring Mission.
2006- 2007 Liaison Officer, Iceland Crisis Response Unit, ISAF PRT Ghor Province Afghanistan.


MA Anthropology 2004
BA Anthropology 1995