ACEF Speaker 2021

Bjørn Jahnsen

Norwegian Embassy Manila

Bjørn Jahnsen is ambassador of Norwegian Embassy Manila. Prior to his posting to the Philippines, Ambassador Jahnsen worked on the Colombian Peace Process in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo. His diplomatic assignments abroad include Mexico, London and Madrid. Mr Jahnsen was the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway from 2008 to 2012. The Ambassador has previously worked on ASEM, and had a special assignment related to a consular case in the Philippines (2016 – 2017). Mr Jahnsen was seconded to the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London for two years (2004 -2005), working on the European Union. The Ambassador also has an experience from the private sector, as General Manager for a Norwegian company in the energy and maritime sectors in Mexico for three years (2013 – 2016). He obtained his university degree in anthropology, history and philosophy from the University of Oslo and his Master of มัArts in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.


  • Deep Dive Workshop: Potential and Challenge of Hydrogen Energy in Asia and Pacific Developing Countries (ADB, Innovation Norway)