Speaker – Frode Solberg

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Frode Solberg

Ambassador of Norway

Ambassador Frode Solberg joined the Diplomatic Trainee Programme in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995, and has been a career diplomat ever since. Before joining the foreign service, he served as an officer in the Norwegian Armed Forces after having graduated from the Norwegian Military Academy with focus on language and political science. In addition to his military and diplomatic education, he also has a short programme on Global Climate Changes from the University in Bergen, Norway.

Before coming to the Republic of Korea, Ambassador Solberg had the position as Personnel Director in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has experience from many different positions both in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo as well as Norwegian Embassies abroad, including Minister and Deputy Head of Mission in Stockholm, Counsellor at the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin as well as postings in his country’s Embassies in Vienna and Abu Dhabi.

He has been Norwegian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea since July 2018.

He is married to Herta Marie Solberg and together they have two children.