Ásmundur Guðjónsson serves as Director of the Nordic Atlantic Cooperation (NORA), a regional committee under the Nordic Council of Ministers’ regional political co-operation programme that functions as an intergovernmental collaborative agency and facilitator.
In the Faroes, Ásmundur Guðjónsson has held a number of distinguished positions over the past 30 years, such as Head of the Faroese Environment and Food Agency (1984-2001), Research Coordinator in the Faroese Ministry of Fisheries (2001-2004) and Senior Adviser at the Ministry of Fisheries (from 2012). In the years 2004-2012, Ásmundur Guðjónsson served as an adviser at the Secretariat of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen, with special responsibility for fisheries, aquaculture and marine mammals. Alongside, he has also been an official Faroese member of several Nordic and West Nordic committees of officials: recently, he served in the chair of the Committee of Senior Officials for Fisheries and Aquaculture while the Faroe Islands – during the Danish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers – acted as President of the Nordic Fisheries Cooperation.
He was born in 1954, is from Klaksvik in the Faroe Islands, and holds a MSc in Biology, specialising in fisheries, from the University of Copenhagen and Fiskerihøgskolen in Tromsø.