Daniel Wolvén

Daniel Wolvén is a career diplomat with nearly twenty years of experience in the Swedish Diplomatic Service. He most recently served as Head of the Office for Foreign Affairs and the Security Policy Council at the Swedish Prime Minister’s Office, in which capacity he advised the Swedish Prime Minister on a wide range of foreign and security policy issues. He has occupied several different positions both in Stockholm and abroad, including in the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s United Nations and Africa Departments, as well as at the Swedish Embassies in Kinshasa, Paris and New Delhi. He is married and has two children, ages 13 and 9.

Sept. 1 2021  Ambassador to the Republic of Korea  

2019 - 2021   Head of Office, Office for Foreign Affairs and the Security Policy Council, Swedish Prime Minister’s Office

2018 - 2019   Director and Deputy Head of Department, Africa Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

2016 - 2018   Deputy Director (Security Policy), Office for Foreign and EU Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office

2012 - 2016   Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Swedish Embassy in New Delhi

2007 - 2012   First Secretary (later Counsellor), Swedish Embassy in Paris

2006 - 2007   Desk Officer, United Nations Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

2004 - 2006   Second Secretary, Embassy of Sweden in Kinshasa

2003 - 2004   Desk Officer, Africa Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

2002-2003    Swedish Diplomatic Training Programme



2001              MA in Political Science, University of Lund, Sweden

1999              Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, New York



Swedish, native language

Fluent written and spoken French and English


Official twitter @SweAmbROK

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