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Updated: 6 September 2000 Who is who at NATO?
March 1998


Director of the Defence Department of Iceland

Thórdur Aegir Oskarsson

1996 - 2002


Born in Akranes on 4 June 1954


Education:

1979
BA in political science from the University of Iceland

1979-80
MA in international affairs from University of Wisconsin-Madison

1980-83
Further studies towards Ph.d. at University of Wisconsin-Madison


Professional Career:

1983-85
Researcher for the Icelandic Committee on Security and International Affairs

1985-86
Planning officer with the Association of the Municipalities in the Capital Area

1986-88
Parliamentary Correspondent with the daily Tminn

1988-90
First Secretary at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

1990-94
First Secretary at the Icelandic Delegation to NATO

1994-95
Counsellor at the Icelandic Delegation to NATO

1995-96
Counsellor and Deputy Political Director in the Political Directorate, responsible for NATO affairs and security policy

1996 (July)
Minister Counsellor in the Political Directorate 1997

Married to Sigurborg Oddsdottir with three children


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