Amb. Annika Söder is the President of the Board of Governors European Institute of Peace. She served as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Sweden between 2014 and 2019. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation working on UN matters, UN reform, peace-building, and the SDGs. She has also been a senior manager and ADG of the UN FAO, responsible for external relations, partnerships, interagency affairs and communications. Previously, she served as State Secretary for International Development Cooperation in the Swedish Government and as spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, and in several positions as foreign policy advisor to the prime minister and foreign ministers.
She is currently part of a group of eminent persons that will contribute to the ongoing review of the UN peacebuilding architecture.