Ambassador Lars Wahlund

Curriculum Vitae

  • Born 1957
  • Married to Helena Gustavsson and father of four sons
  • Law degree from University of Uppsala, Sweden, and University of Minnesota, USA
  • Served at the Swedish courts 1983
  • Studies at Institut Catholique, Paris, 1984
  • Employed at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs 1985. Posted in Bonn, West Germany, and Maputo Mozambique
  • Balkan desk officer 1992-1995, including shorter postings in Sarajevo and Belgrade, thereafter acting Deputy Head of the Department for European Security Policy
  • 1999-2002 DCM at the Swedish delegation to NATO
  • 2002 Head of the Commission for missing and/or kidnapped persons in Macedonia
  • 2003-2006 Head of the Balkan unit, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • 2006-2010 Deputy Head of the EU Department which includes also Turkey and Balkans
  • During the Swedish EU Presidency fall 2009 special envoy to Bosnia to promote the US/EU-initiative
  • 2010 appointed Ambassador of Sweden to Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania
  • 2013 appointed Ambassador of Sweden to Türkiye
  • 2018 appointed Ambassador of Sweden to Ireland
  • 2021 Senior Advisor to the Department of Americas
  • 2023 Deputy Director General, Department for Europe and North America
  • 2023 appointed Ambassador of Sweden to Lithuania
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