Jan Thesleff

Jan Thesleff is the Commissioner General at the Swedish Committee for the Participation at Expo 2020 and the Co-Chair of the MENA-OECD Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum. He was the Ambassador to Egypt (2017-2020), Ambassador to the UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain (2014- 2017), Ambassador to Libya and Tunisia (2011-2014) and Special Representative for the Syrian Crisis (2012-2014). Before joining the foreign service, he was active in the private business sector. He is the co-initiator of an art book, published in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the beginning of June, 2014: Desert, Design and Diplomacy.