Swedish Chair 2010-12

​
Gabriella Lindholm_crop.jpg



Chair of the Helsinki Commission
1 July 2010 - 30 June 2012

Ms Maria Gabriella Lindholm












​

​Ms. Maria Gabriella Lindholm, born in Stockholm 9 March 1951.


1. Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Uppsala, Sweden (Political Science and Economic History) - 1975

Master, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Fed. Republic of Germany (Political Science and History) - 1977


2. Career

Ministry for Foreign Affairs - 1978

Second Secretary, Swedish Embassy, Havana - 1979-81

Second Secretary, Swedish Embassy, Brasilia - 1981-82

Second Secretary, Swedish Embassy, Buenos Aires - 1983

Head of Section for Latin America, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) - 1986-88

Head of Department for Latin America, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) 1986-88

Private Secretary to the Minister for Int. Development Cooperation, MFA - 1988-90

Deputy Director, Department of Intern. Development Cooperation, MFA - 1990-92

Counsellor, Political Department, Swedish Embassy, Bonn - 1992-94

Director, Department for Central and Eastern Europe, MFA - 1994-95

Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs - 1995-99

Deputy Director General, American Department, MFA - 1999-2000

Ambassador and Permanent Representatives to the UN, Swedish Embassy, Vienna - 2000-2005

Ambassador, Swedish Embassy, Lisbon - 2005-2008

Ambassador for Marine Environment - 2008-2010


3. Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese

​