The Ambassador

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Ambassador Erik Førner brings over 25 years of experience in foreign policy, trade, business, nation branding, among others. His diplomatic assignments abroad include posts as Minister in Sweden and First Secretary in Germany and Austria. He also served as Assistant Director General in the Ministry of Trade and Industry and later as Assistant Director General, Deputy Director General and Project Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Ambassador completed his Foreign Service training at the Diplomatic Academy - Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He obtained his Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Oslo and post-graduate degree at the Universität Mannheim in Germany. Ambassador Erik Førner assumed his post at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila on 24 August 2014.

He is married to Mrs. Sille Svenkerud Førner and they have two children.

Follow the Ambassador on Twitter: @ErikForner