Heidi Schroderus Fox

Chair of the EIF Steering Committee

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, World Trade Organization and Conference on Disarmament

Ambassador Schroderus Fox has previously served as the Director of the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN OHRLLS) from 2012 to 2023. In this capacity, she recently served as the Executive Secretary of the United Nations 5th Conference on the Least Developed Countries, in Doha, Qatar.

Ms Schroderus Fox joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1988 and has previously served at Finnish missions in Paris, Washington DC, Tel Aviv, Pretoria and New York. She served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations in New York from 2006 to 2010. During her work for Finland, she has made significant contributions in the areas of intergovernmental policy dialogue, partnership building and negotiations. Earlier in her career she focused particularly on Security Policy, Arms Control and the Middle East, chairing many international negotiations relating to these issues.

In 2010-2011, she served as the Head of Policy Issues for the Office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly.