Ambassador Ingrid Schulerud took up her assignment in September 2015. Ms Schulerud joined the Foreign Service in 1988 after graduating from the University of Oslo, with studies in economics, political science and statistics. She has served as a Norwegian diplomat in Budapest and worked within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on various topics related to European Affairs for 25 years.
She has worked extensively on democracy issues, fundamental rights and freedoms as well as minority rights as desk officer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Head of Division for the Baltic states and Central Europe as well as Deputy Director General on the enlarged EU, Baltic states, Central Europe, Romania and Bulgaria.
She has, as Ambassador at large, been responsible for the programming and strategic development of the European Economic Area and Norway grants. As part of the Norwegian delegation, she has participated in the on-going negotiations on a new agreement between the EEA/EFTA states and the EU. Ms Schulerud is also Deputy Head of the Norwegian Mission to the European Union.