Björn Lyrvall became Ambassador of Sweden to the United States in September 2013. From 2007 until arriving in Washington, DC, 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, and then as Sweden’s Ambassador to the EU Political and Security Committee. Ambassador Lyrvall has also been working as Special Advisor to Sweden’s former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, in his role as EU negotiator and International High Representative in Bosnia and Hercegovina as well as United Nations Special Envoy on the Balkans. Additional diplomatic stations included Leningrad, Moscow and London. He is born in Hofors, Sweden. He is married and has three children. He can be followed on twitter @bjornly.