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MR. BÅRD IVAR SVENDSEN – CURRICULUM VITAE

Date and place of birth: 16 December 1968, Drammen, Norway 

Marital status: Lives in registered partnership with Mr. Sergejs Savenko


CAREER DEVELOPMENT

2020-: Norway’s Ambassador to the Netherlands

2018-2020: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OSLO: Ambassador for Arctic and Antarctic Affairs

2014-2018: Norway’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan (side-accredited to Georgia)

2011-2014: Norwegian Embassy, MOSCOW: Minister Counsellor/Deputy Head of Mission

2009-2011: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OSLO: Assistant Director General, Section for Russia, Eurasia and Regional Cooperation

2006-2009: Norwegian Embassy, MOSCOW: Counsellor (Political affairs)

2003-2006: Norwegian Embassy, VIENNA: First Secretary (Politics, Press and Culture)

2000-2003: Norwegian Embassy, RIGA: First Secretary (Politics, Press and Culture)

1998-2000: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OSLO: Trainee, Section for Russia and the CIS Countries

1996-1998: Governor’s Office, Longyearbyen, SVALBARD: Russian interpreter

EDUCATION

1996: University of Oslo: Candidatus Philologiae: Russian language and literature (major), German language and literature (minor), History of Ideas (minor)

1988: United World College of the Atlantic, Wales: International Baccalaureate


LANGUAGES

Native: Norwegian

Fluent: English, Russian, German, Dutch, Latvian

Intermediary: Azerbaijani, French, Spanish