Mr Ingemar Lindahl, the former Swedish Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, entered the Swedish Foreign Service in 1968 and has been posted in Moscow, Buenos Aires and at the Swedish UN Delegation in New York. During 1984-1986 he was a visiting scholar at the Russian research Center at Harvard University and 1990-1991 he was a fellow at the Institute for East-West Security Studies in New York.
In 1991 he became the private assistant of Baroness Margaretha af Ugglas, Foreign Minister 1991-1994. In 1993 he was appointed Permanent Representative to UNESCO, where he dealt with i.a. conflict solution and peace building through culture and the Dialogue among Civilizations.
In 2002 he became Special Adviser to the Foreign Minister on the Cyprus Issue and in 2004 he was appointed the first resident Swedish Ambassador in Nicosia where he served until his retirement in 2012.
He has published several books and articles on Scandinavian-Russian affairs as well as the Cyprus issue. He is a member of the Swedish Writers’ Union as well as of the Bilateral Committee of Cultural Cooperation between Sweden and Greece.