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Karin Olofsdotter  

Swedish Ambassador to the U.S.

Karin Olofsdotter is a Swedish diplomat and Swedish Ambassador to the United States. She started her role as Ambassador of Sweden to the United States on September 1, 2017.

Before her assignment to Washington, D.C., Olofsdotter served as Director-General for Trade at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Sweden from September 1, 2016. Olofsdotter has also held the position of Deputy Director-General and Head of the Department for Promotion of Sweden, Trade and CSR in Stockholm in the two years prior.

From 2011 to August 2014, Olofsdotter was Swedish Ambassador to Hungary. While in Hungary, on 9 September 2012, Olofsdotter attend the "dedication ceremony yesterday of the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, which was held in the courtyard of the Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest". From 2008 and 2011, Olofsdotter was Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington, D.C.

She has also served at the Swedish EU Representation in Brussels, Belgium, working with European security policy and defense issues. She chaired the EU’s Political-Military Group during the Swedish Presidency of the EU in 2001. Prior to this she worked at the Swedish delegation to NATO. Her first posting was in Moscow, Russia, where she was mainly responsible for covering Belarus.

As a part of diplomatic outreach, Olofsdotter, with Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was part of a town hall style meeting in Peters Township, south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In addition, Olofsdotter wrote, in some cases with other authors, research publications concerning economics and trade.


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