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Ambassador Rolf Ekéus

Distinguished Associate Fellow

Ambassador Rolf Ekéus

Rolf Ekéus

Ambassador Rolf Ekéus is a Distinguished Associate Fellow with the SIPRI Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme. Ekéus has been the Chairman of the SIPRI Governing Board from 2002–2010. He is a Swedish diplomat. From 1978 to 1983, he was a representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, and he has worked on various other disarmament committees and commissions. Between 1991 and 1997 he was Director of the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq, the United Nations disarmament observers in Iraq after the Gulf War.

Swedish, English

Law degree, Stockholm University, 1959; Swedish Defence College, 1982–1983

  • Member of the Board of Directors of NTI (Turner / Nunn), Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington, since 2001
  • Member of the Board, Axel and Margaret Ax-son Johnson Foundation, since 2001
  • Chairman Swedish Pugwash 2005–
  • Chairman Swedish OSCE network
  • Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences, Stockholm
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Center, Monterey Institute since 1997
  • Member of the Executive Board of the European Leadership Network