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Arni Pall Arnason

Meet our new Deputy Director

Arni Pall Arnason has been appointed as Deputy Director and Head of the Country and Bilateral Cooperation Department at the Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels.


“I very much look forward to participating in the important work that the FMO is doing, as well as to work with the beneficiary countries and the excellent staff of the FMO,” says Arnason. 

The Former Leader of the Social Democratic Party in Iceland, Arnason is an experienced Icelandic diplomat, lawyer and politician. He served as the Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security in 2009-2010 and as Minister of Economic Affairs 2010-2011, and was a Member of Parliament 2007-2016. Most recently, Arnason was commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers to conduct a strategic review of the Nordic Welfare Model.

“We are thrilled to be joined by such a high calibre colleague as Arni Pall. He will be an invaluable companion for the road ahead of us,” says the FMO Director, Henning Stirø on the occasion.

We warmly welcome Arni Pall to the EEA and Norway Grants team!