EU Delegation Envoy presents papers to Governor General of Barbados
Mikael Barfod, the newly appointed European Union Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, presented his credentials to the Governor General of Barbados, Sir Elliott Belgrave on 23 October 2012.
Ambassador Barfod was educated in his native Denmark, where he gained an advanced degree in Political Science and Economics before later pursuing his Masters Degree in Government in the United Kingdom.
After more than eleven years of field work Ambassador Barfod joined EU Headquarters in Brussels in 1993 where he was responsible for policies and strategies within the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO). In 2001 he joined the European Commission’s Europe Aid Development Office (now Development and Co-operation) where he worked until his departure for Barbados. There he served in various management capacities including geographical responsibility for coordinating geographical assistance to the Caribbean and Africa, and his most recent position which saw him in charge of EU development assistance to Central and West Africa.
Ambassador Barfod is married to Maxia D. Barfod, a British citizen who was born in Jamaica. The couple have two sons and a daughter.