Bjørn T. Grydeland

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Bjørn Trygve Grydeland (born 30 May 1949) is a Norwegian civil servant and diplomat.

He graduated as cand.polit. from the University of Oslo in 1979.[1] He was deputy under-secretary of State in the Office of the Prime Minister from 1988 to 1992, and secretary-general there from 1992 to 2001. From 2001 to 2005 he was the Norwegian ambassador to the European Union in Brussels. From 2006 to 2007 he was a president in the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority, before returning to Norway as permanent under-secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2011 he was appointed Norwegian ambassador to Italy.[2]

In 2008 he was proclaimed Commander with Star of the Order of St. Olav.[1]

He resides at Ballerud.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "60 år 30. mai: Utenriksråd Bjørn T. Grydeland" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 13 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bjørn T. Grydeland". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
Preceded by
Dag Berggrav
Secretary-general at the Norwegian Office of the Prime Minister
Succeeded by
Nina Frisak
Preceded by
Einar M. Bull
President of the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority
Succeeded by
Per Sanderud
Preceded by
Sven-Erik Svedman
Permanent under-secretary of state in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Bente Angell-Hansen