Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives from September 2010 – August 2015

Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Kampala, Uganda. Accredited also to Kigali and Bujumbura. September 2008- September 2010. Special advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Section for International Development Policy March 2004 – September 2008 Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Maputo, Mozambique. Accredited also to Port Louis and Mbabane. March 2003 – March 2004

Director, Technical Department. Member of NORAD`s board of management. The Department provided technical advice to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other department within NORAD and the Embassies. Director, Policy Planning Unit, NORAD. Member of NORAD`s board of management. The unit was responsible for carrying out policy and strategic work, advice the Director General on policy matters and coordinate NORAD’s interaction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on policy issues.

January 1999- December 2000. Director, Policy section, NORAD. Responsibility for undertaking policy and strategy work related to country strategies, aid effectiveness and coordination of aid. The section also had the responsibility for NORAD’s support to research and research co-operation. September 1997 - December 1998. Assistant Director, Regions Department, NORAD. Main responsibility: Co-ordinate, initiate strategic, and policy work within the department. November 1996- September 1997. Assistant Director/Deputy Head of section, Section for Northern Africa and the Middle East, NORAD. May 1996- October 1996. Counsellor/ Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Norwegian Embassy; Lusaka, Zambia November 1992 - April 1996.