Sven Erik Svedman

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Sven Erik Svedman (born 13 October 1946) is a Norwegian diplomat and politician for the Conservative Party.

He is a siv.øk. by education, and started working for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1973. From 1989 to 1990, he served as a State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a part of the Syse's Cabinet. He was then minister and deputy ambassador at the Norwegian embassy in the United States from 1990 to 1994, and Norwegian ambassador to Israel from 1994 to 1997. After a period as deputy under-secretary of state in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as ambassador to France from 2003 to 2005. He was then permanent under-secretary of state in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2007, and Norwegian ambassador to Germany from 2007 to 2014. Leaving the position at Chief Economist at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was appointed as President of the EFTA Surveillance Authority for the period 1 September 2015 to 31 December 2017.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sven Erik Svedman". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
Civic offices
Preceded by
Bjarne Lindstrøm
Permanent under-secretary of state in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Bjørn T. Grydeland
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Rolf Trolle Andersen
Norwegian ambassador to France
2003–2005
Succeeded by
Bjørn Skogmo
Preceded by
Bjørn Tore Godal
Norwegian ambassador to Germany
2007-2014
Succeeded by
Elisabeth Walaas