Olof Skoog


EU Ambassador to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and ASEAN

Ambassador Olof Skoog is a Swedish diplomat with extensive experience of both multilateral negotiations focusing on peace and security as well as of broader bilateral agendas. He has been Director-General for Political Affairs and has represented Sweden in the United Nations, in the European Union and in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He has been Swedish Ambassador to Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama, taking an active part in peace negotiations in Colombia at the time. He served as executive assistant to Dr Hans Blix as part of the UN efforts aimed at peacefully disarming the WMD programme of Iraq.

In 2010 Ambassador Skoog was appointed by the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton to serve as the first Permanent Chair of the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC). The Committee is responsible for bringing together the EU Member States in defining the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Security and Defence Policies (CSDP) of the EU. The PSC was, among other things, instrumental in elaborating the EU strategy and action plan on Human Rights adopted in June 2012. Olof Skoog was appointed by EU High Representative Ashton in 2013 as EU Ambassador to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and ASEAN.