Ambassador of Sweden to Germany
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Previous to becoming the Swedish Ambassador to Germany in September this year, Ruth Jacoby
was the Director-General for Development Cooperation. Earlier positions include Ambassador for
Economic and Social Affairs at the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations. During
that period, from 1999 to 2002, she served as Co-Chair of the Preparatory Committee for the
International Conference on Financing for Development at the Monterrey Conference, and was
instrumental in bringing the negotiations of the Monterrey Consensus to a successful conclusion.
1994 to 1997 Ms. Jacoby was Executive Director of the World Bank representing Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. Earlier positions in the Swedish Ministry
for Foreign Affairs include the Trade Department, and the Department for International Development
Cooperation, as Head of the Secretariat for Cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe and
as Head of the Department for Global Cooperation. She also served for four years at the Swedish
Delegation to the OECD in Paris. During 1989-90 she was Deputy Assistant Under-Secretary at
the Swedish Ministry of Finance with responsibility for debt negotiations. Ms. Jacoby received her
degrees from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.