Ambassador Annika MARKOVIC took up her duties as Permanent Representative of Sweden to the OECD and UNESCO on 18 February 2014.
Ms. Markovic holds a degree in business administration from Stockholm University.
Ms. Markovic started her diplomatic career at the Foreign Ministry in 1990, working on multilateral issues such as disarmament and non-proliferation and reform of the United Nations. She was first secretary at the Swedish Mission to the United Nations in New York 1995-1999 and was appointed Deputy Director at the multilateral department at the Ministry in 2000. Between 2003 and 2007 she served as Sweden´s Ambassador to the Philippines and Palau. In August 2007 she was appointed Sweden´s Ambassador to Brazil also accredited to Suriname.
From September 2011 until her nomination as Permanent Representative of Sweden to the OECD and UNESCO, Ms. Markovic was in charge of international negotiations in the field of environment and sustainable development as Sweden´s Environment Ambassador at the Ministry of the Environment. She has co-chaired the Arctic Council high-level task force on black carbon and methane as well as the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, a global initiative to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants that Sweden has been part of developing.
Ms. Annika MARKOVIC is married to Mr. Drasko MARKOVIC and they have three children.