Recovery Partners: Ambassador Olafur Egilsson
Recovery Partners

Ambassador Olafur Egilsson (Icelandic Diplomat ret)

Ambassador Egilsson’s career is particularly long and illustrious: after serving as the First Secretary of the Icelandic Embassy in Paris in the early 1970’s, he moved on to become Deputy Head of the Icelandic Delegation to the European Economic Community, and Counsellor, Icelandic Embassy, Brussels. Later he was made Deputy Secretary General (Deputy Permanent Under-Secretary) and Director General for Political Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Subsequently, he was appointed Ambassador to the UK and also accredited to the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands and Nigeria. Following this he became the first Icelandic Ambassador to Russia in 1990 and was at the same time accredited to Bulgaria, Japan, Romania and Ukraine (1993 – 1996); and placed in charge of relations with Mongolia. In 1994 he was appointed Ambassador to Denmark and also accredited to Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania and Turkey. In 1996 he became Ambassador in charge of Arctic cooperation, and the home-based Ambassador to the Holy See (1997 - 1999), Turkey, Australia (agréé) and New Zealand (agréé). He rounded out his career as Ambassador, accredited to Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand; and during this period managed various assignments in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, including Head of Delegation for the negotiating of Air Services Agreements with several Asian & European Countries. Ambassador Egilsson is presently based in Iceland.

Ambassador Egilsson speaks the Scandinavian languages, and English, French, and German.