Caroline Vicini

Deputy Head of Delegeation
Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Caroline Vicini took up the position as Deputy Head of the EU Delegation in Washington D.C. on September 1st, 2015. At the Delegation she steps in in the absence of the Ambassador and runs the daily management of the Delegation. She also chairs the weekly DCM meeting where the coordination between the Embassies of the 28 member states take place. Ms Vicini came from the position as Chief of Protocol with the rank of Ambassador at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden. During 5 years she was the focal point for the 109 foreign missions in Stockholm on all issues related to the Vienna Convention. Under her leadership the Protocol Department also developed an outreach program to the Diplomatic Corps including trips to different part of the country. She was in charge of all high level visits to the Swedish government as well as the state visits and the official visits made by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria. Ms Vicini had the pleasure to receive President Obama on his first official visit to Sweden in 2013. 2004-2008 Ms Vicini was the DCM at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. Her posting coincided with the construction and inauguration of the new chancery by the Potomac in Georgetown. She led the project team that developed the public diplomacy program in House of Sweden, which will celebrate 10 years of success in 2016. Ms Vicini subsequently stayed on in Washington as a managing director for the public affairs company Kreab Gavin Anderson (2008-2009) where she mainly worked for clients from the private sector in Scandinavia. During the second half of 2009 she replaced the DCM in the Swedish Embassy in Dublin. 1999-2004 Ms Vicini worked in security policy and military affairs in the MFA, first as Head of the Pol- Mil section and thereafter as Deputy Head of the Department of European Security Policy. She handled among many things CBMs, defense material, the initial development of EU:s common foreign and defence policy (CFDP) and matters related to the intelligence agencies. Early in her carrier Ms Vicini was posted in Algiers, Paris and Rome, where she also worked at the HQ of WFP. She has a Master in Business Administration from the School of Economics at Gothenburg University. Caroline Vicini is married and has two daughters.

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