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Board of Governors: Chair for 2019–2020

(Photo: K. Nikolic/IAEA)

The IAEA Board of Governors elected by acclamation Ambassador Mikaela Kumlin Granit as the Chairperson of the IAEA’s Board of Governors for 2019–2020. Her one-year term commences today. She replaces Ambassador Leena Al-Hadid of Jordan.

Ambassador Kumlin Granit is Sweden’s Resident Representative to the Agency and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna, as well as Ambassador to Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia.

She is a career diplomat who joined the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1994. Prior to taking up her current assignment, she was Deputy Director General and Head of the Department for European Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (2012–2018).

Ambassador Kumlin Granit has held a number of important posts including Foreign Policy Adviser in the Cabinet of the President of the European Council (2010–2012) in Brussels and Director and Foreign Policy Adviser in the Office of the Prime Minister of Sweden (2007–2010).

She served as First Secretary at the Embassy in Washington (1999–2004) and as Second Secretary at the Swedish Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe (1997–1999).

She holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Stockholm University (1992) and is fluent in English, French and German.

She is married and has three children.

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Last update: 23 Sep 2019

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