Jakob Hallgren

Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Korea

Jakob Hallgren served as Deputy Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) from 2012 to 2018. He previously worked at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs as Head of its Humanitarian Division and as Head of its Division for Conflict Issues. He has undertaken assignments at the Swedish Embassy in Sarajevo, the Swedish Permanent Mission in Geneva, for the Folke Bernadotte Academy and the Swedish Armed Forces. He has worked closely with the EU and the UN and a variety of organizations in the fields of mediation, peacebuilding, security systems reform, disarmament, humanitarian operations and disaster risk reduction. His regional expertise covers Northeast Asia, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Work history
2018-            Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Korea.
2012-18       SIPRI, Deputy Director.
2011-12       Swedish MFA, Department for Multilateral Development
                      Cooperation, Head of Division for Humanitarian Policy.
2010-11       Swedish MFA, Department for Security Policy, Head of Division                             for Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Issues.
2006-10       The Swedish Permanent Mission in Geneva,
                      Counsellor for Humanitarian and Conflict issues.
2003-06       Swedish MFA, Department for European Security Policy,                                         Desk Officer and Deputy Director for ESDP issues.
2003             The Folke Bernadotte Academy, Project Manager.
2002-03       Swedish Armed Forces HQ, Analyst.
1999-01       Swedish MFA, Department for Central and Eastern Europe,                                   Desk Officer for the Western Balkans.
1997-98       Swedish Embassy in Sarajevo, Second Secretary.
1997             Swedish MFA Diplomatic Training Programme, Desk Officer.
1996-97       Provincial Government for Göteborg and Bohuslän, Desk Officer.
1995-96       The Swedish Parliament, Desk officer/Researcher. 

1996             Master of Science in International Relations at
                     the London School of Economics and Political Science.
1995             Fil. Kand. in Political Science and Economics at
                     the University of Göteborg, Sweden.
1994             Certificat d'Etudes Politiques, Institut d'Etudes Politiques Paris. 

2016-18       Member of the Swedish Government Delegation
                     on Disarmament and International law.
2010-12       Co-chair of the OCHA Pooled Funds Working Group.
2009-10       Chair of the UNISDR Support Group. 

Swedish, native language.
Fluent spoken and written English.
Fluent spoken and written French. 

Married to Johanna Hallgren, architect, father to a son and two daughters.

Senast uppdaterad 28 sep 2018, 15.02