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Sveinn Björnsson was Icelandic diplomat.

Background

Björnsson, Sveinn was born on August 18, 1942 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Education

Graduate, Commercial College Iceland, 1963. Diploma in Spanish and Spanish Literature, University Barcelona, 1964. Graduate in Economics and Business Administration, University Iceland, Reykjavík, 1970.

Career

Assistant division chief Ministry of Commerce, 1970, division chief, 1973, deputy secretary general, 1982. Commercial counsellor Embassy of Iceland, Paris, 1978, minister counsellor, deputy chief of mission, 1992, deputy chief mission Washington, 1997. Minister counsellor Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 1987.

Deputy permanent representative Council Europe, Strasbourg, 1992, Organization of European Cooperation and Development, United Nations Educational, 1992. Minister counsellor Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavik, 2001. Permanent representative Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, 2003.

Ambassador Icelandic Foreign Service, 2005—2006. Retired, 2006

Chairman Price Council and Competition Authority, 1982-1988, chairman Bilateral Trade Communications for Iceland and Soviet Union, Russian Federation, Czechoslovakia, Poland, 1982-1987. State Department Scholar Fellow General Agreement of Tariff and Trades, 1986.

Connections

Married Magnea Sigurdardóttir.

spouse:
Magnea Sigurdardóttir.