H.E. Karin Olofsdotter

Ambassador of Sweden to the United States

Her Excellency Karin Olofsdotter took up her post as Ambassador of Sweden to the United States on September 1, 2017.

Ambassador Olofsdotter started her career in the Foreign Service in 1994 at the Embassy of Sweden in Moscow. In the years following, she worked in security policy and defense issues as well as in numerous leadership posts within the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, including serving as Chief of Staff for several of its Ministers and Director of the Ministers’ Office. She has also served as part of the Swedish delegation to NATO and at the Swedish EU Representation in Brussels.

In 2008, Ambassador Olofsdotter was asked to serve as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC, where she served for three years before starting her first ambassadorial position as Ambassador of Sweden to Hungary in 2011.

Ambassador Olofsdotter has a B.A. in psychology, economics, and Russian. She studied at UCLA Anderson School of Management and speaks French, Russian and English. She is married and has a son and a daughter.