Mrs Hilde Solbakken has been working in the Norwegian Foreign Service since 1997, covering a wide range of Norwegian foreign policy priorities. She is currently Norway’s Ambassador to Vietnam and Laos. From 2020 to 2022 she served as Ambassador of Norway to Myanmar. Mrs Solbakken was Deputy Head of Mission at Norway’s Embassy in Jakarta 2014-2018, and has previously served in Nairobi, New York, Washington DC and Amman.
While based in Norway, Mrs Solbakken has worked i.a. on peace and reconciliation, sustainable use and protection of oceans, and been responsible for the Americas, Africa and Asia in the Office of the Prime Minister.
Ambassador Solbakken holds a master’s degree from London School of Economics. She is married and has one daughter.