Iceland

Iceland: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD

 

Ms. Berglind ASGEIRSDOTTIR

Berglind Asgeirstdottir, Ambassador of Iceland to OECD

 

Ambassador Berglind Ásgeirsdóttir took up her duties as Permanent Representative of Iceland to the OECD on 7 March 2011.

 

Ms. Ásgeirsdóttir was born in Olafsvik, Iceland, on 15 January 1955. She graduated in 1978, with a degree in Law from the University of Iceland. In 1985, she obtained a Masters in International Relations from BostonUniversity.

 

Ms. Ásgeirsdóttir entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1979, serving as Head of the Department of Information and Culture. From 1981 to 1984, she served as a First Secretary at the Embassy of Iceland to Germany. From 1983 to 1984, she was also the Deputy Permanent Representative of Iceland to the Council of Europe. Then, from 1984 to 1988, Ms. Ásgeirsdóttir was a Counsellor at the Embassy of Iceland to Sweden. Additionally, from 1984 to 1988, she was Vice-Chairperson of the Icelandic Delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. From 1988 to 1996, Ms. Ásgeirsdóttir served as Secretary-General of the Ministry of Social Affairs. In 1996, she was appointed Secretary-General of the Nordic Council. Subsequently, in 1999, she returned to Reykjavik, again serving as Secretary-General of the Ministry of Social Affairs. From 2002 to 2006, she served as a Deputy Secretary-General at the OECD. In 2006, Ambassador Ásgeirsdóttir was appointed Director of Commercial and Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

From 2007, until her nomination as Permanent Representative of Iceland to the OECD,
Ms. Ásgeirsdóttir was Secretary-General of the Ministry of Health and Social Security.

 

Ambassador Ásgeirsdóttir is accompanied by Mr. Finnbogi Jonsson and has three children.

 

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