Lars Johan Lönnback assumed the position of IOM Chief of Mission in Moldova in September 2018. Lars Johan has worked with IOM since 2010, where he started as Head of Division and Senior Migration Policy Advisor at HQ in Geneva. Lars Johan was most recently posted in Bangkok, Thailand where he was Program Manager within the Bali Process, and Senior Migration Policy Advisor on Migration and Development at the IOM Regional Office for Asia Pacific. Prior to working with IOM, Lars Johan worked for the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs posted in Brussels at the Swedish Permanent Representation as Counselor, and at the European Commission as National Expert. Prior to his time in Brussels, Lars Johan was posted in Sarajevo at the Office of the High Representative for the Dayton Peace Accords as political officer. Lars Johan has also prior experience of working with UNHCR in Northern Iraq and the Russian Federation. Lars Johan holds a Master’s Degree in International Law from the University of Stockholm in Stockholm, Sweden. Lars Johan is a Swedish national and speaks English, Italian and French.