Olof is the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations in New York. An experienced diplomat, Olof was appointed Director-General for Political Affairs at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2004, and has represented Sweden in the United Nations, in the European Union and in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in several capacities. He has been the Swedish Ambassador to Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama and Colombia, where he took an active role in peace negotiations at the time. He has extensive experience of multilateral and bilateral negotiations focusing on peace and security.
“We cannot rest until we see that what we do, actually makes a difference on the ground and improves the lives of people.”