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Trond Håvard Glomnes Rudi

Deputy Director, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Trond has been working as a career diplomat in the Norwegian Foreign Service since 2001. He has served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Norwegian Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and as First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN in Vienna. After his return to Oslo in 2009 he has been working as communication advisor for the Minister for international development, anti-human trafficking coordinator and over the last years as the coordinator against transnational organized crime at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo. Trond is economist with specialization in international economy. Before starting in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he worked for four years on the Norwegian team on international trade negotiations before starting. Trond was born in 1973. He is married and has two children.

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