Ambassadors CV

Last updated: 08.09.2014 // The Ambassador Rolf Willy Hansen's CV

CV   Rolf Willy Hansen



2014 – present    Norwegian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen


2012 – 2014:       Policy Director/Senior Adviser, Section for the Middle East and North Africa, MFA, Oslo

2008 – 2012:       Norwegian Ambassador to Syria

2005 – 2008:       Consul General, Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Minneapolis

2004 – 2005:       Senior Adviser, Section for Global Security Issues and Crisis Management, MFA, Oslo

2001 – 2003:       Deputy Director General, Press, Cultural Relations and Information Department, MFA, Oslo

1997 – 2001:       Consul General, Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau

1994 – 1997:       Regional adviser for Middle East Affairs (Head of the Middle East Desk), MFA, Oslo

1994 – 1997:       Regional adviser for Middle East Affairs (Head of the Middle East Desk), MFA, Oslo

1993 – 1994:       Head of the UN Section of the Multilateral Development Department, MFA, Oslo

1992 – 1993:       Head of Division (UN Political Affairs), MFA Oslo

1991 – 1992:       Project Leader for Government White Paper on North/South issues, MFA, Oslo

1989 – 1991:       Head of the Norwegian Liaison Office to the UN Transition Assistance Group in Namibia (UNTAG)

                               and Chargé d’áffaires a.i. of the Norwegian Embassy thereafter

1987 – 1989:        Head of Division, International Secretariat of the Norwegian Parliament, Oslo

1983 – 1986:        Senior Officer in the UN Political Affairs Division, MFA, Oslo

1980 – 1983:        First Secretary, Norwegian Embassy in Paris,

                               also accredited as Deputy Permanent Delegate to UNESCO

1977 – 1980:       Second Secretary, Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam

1975 – 1977:       Trainee in the MFA, Oslo

1975:                   Junior Officer in the Bilateral Affairs Division of the Development Cooperation Department, MFA, Oslo



1974:  M.A. from the University of Oslo

2004:  Attended the Norwegian National Defense College.



 Married, 2 Children



Norway: Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit

France: Knight of the Order of Merit



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