H.E. Mr Tornjöm Pettersson

Ambassador of Sweden to Ethiopia, the African Union, IGAD and Djibouti, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mr Torbjörn Pettersson is Director of the Department for Africa at the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). He was Ambassador of Sweden in Kabul 2010-12 and Secretary General, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan 2008-10. A development economist and political scientist by training (Lund and Uppsala Universities) Pettersson has spent his professional life in politics, diplomacy and development cooperation. In 2005-2008 he served as Minister Counsellor and Head of Development Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. In 2001-2004 he held the position as Deputy Director General and Head of the Department for Finance and Corporate Development at the Swedish International Development Authority (Sida). From 1995 to 2001 Pettersson was Secretary General of Swedish Liberal Party and 1993-1994 Political Advisor at the Prime Minister’s Office in Sweden.