Ambassador to the EU

Curriculum Vitae of Ambassador Rolf Einar Fife

Date of birth: 18 October 1961
Married, 1 child

Rolf Einar Fife is since January 2019 Ambassador of Norway to the European Union.

Previous positions
2014 – 2019    Ambassador of Norway to France
2002 – 2014    Director General for Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2009 – 2010    Chair, Council of Europe Committee of Advisers on International Law (CAHDI)
2003 – 2010    Head of Delegation, maritime delimitation with the Russian Federation
1995 – 2009    Head of Delegation, negotiations on the International Criminal Court
1993 – 2002    Head of various units in the Legal Department, MFA
1990 – 1993    First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN, New York
1988 – 1990    Second Secretary, Embassy of Norway, Riyadh
1986 – 1988    Diplomat-trainee, MFA
1985 – 1986    Lawyer, Legal Department, MFA
1984 – 1985    Lawyer, Department for Polar Affairs, Ministry of Justice
1982 – 1983    Military service

 Education and research

1978 – 1984    Law Degree (cand.jur.), University of Oslo
1986 – 1988    Arabic language studies (cand.mag.), University of Oslo
2009 – 2010    Visiting Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Univ. of Cambridge
Elementary school in Italy. Secondary school and baccalauréat in France

Other activities

Associate Member, the Institute of International Law (IIL), Geneva
Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague

Languages

English, French, Italian and Norwegian
Knowledge of Spanish, German and Arabic