His Excellency Ambassador Björn Lyrvall

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the United States

His Excellency Ambassador Björn Lyrvall's Story

From 2007 until taking up his current position in September 2013, Ambassador Lyrvall was Director General for Political Affairs at Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm.

From 2002 to 2007, Ambassador Lyrvall was posted at Sweden’s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, first as Sweden’s delegate to the enlargement negotiations (2002-2003), and then as Sweden’s Ambassador to the EU Political and Security Committee (2003-2007).

Ambassador Lyrvall has also been working as Special Advisor to Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, in his role as EU negotiator and International High Representative in Bosnia and Hercegovina (1995-1997), as well as United Nations Special Envoy on the Balkans in 1999.

Additional diplomatic stations included Leningrad, Moscow and London.
Born in Hofors, Sweden, in 1960, Björn Lyrvall graduated from Stockholm University with a degree in Political Science, Eastern European Affairs and Russian.

Björn Lyrvall is married and has three children.