Andreas Løvold took up his post as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations on 14 August 2023. Prior to his current position, he served as Director for the Section for coordination of UN Security Council Affairs, which was temporality established for the period 2021-22, when Norway was an elected member of the UN Security Council.
Ambassador Løvold is a career diplomat and has served in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2004. In addition to the UN, and multilateral affairs, his regional expertise is related to Afghanistan and the Middle East. Løvold has previously served as a diplomat at the Mission of Norway to the UN in New York from 2009 to 2013 and at the Norwegian Embassy in Kabul from 2006 to 2009. He was Deputy Director of the Section for the Middle East and North Africa from 2017 to 2020 and has served for the UN in Afghanistan (UNAMA) from 2013 to 2014 as head of the electoral team.
Løvold was born 22 December 1975 and holds an MSc in International Relations from London school of Economics and a Bachelor of Political Science and History from the University of Oslo, where he also pursued postgraduate level studies.