Benedikt Hoskuldsson


Benedikt Hoskuldsson BA ’83 writes: “As of August 1, 2023, I began to serve as the Icelandic ambassador to India, residing in New Delhi but also serving as the ambassador to Nepal and Sri Lanka, from Delhi. This came a bit as a surprise to both myself and Hjordis Magnusdottir BA ’83; we had thought we were done with being posted abroad. But with this opportunity having been handed to us, and given the importance of India’s global role, we decided to take the assignment on. I am planning to end my diplomatic duties in India when I turn 70 (in 2027).”


Benedikt Hoskuldsson BA ’83 and his wife, Hjordis Magnusdottir BA ’83, reside in Vienna, Austria, where Hoskuldsson is employed by an international organization working on sustainable energy for all. Magnusdottir, who works as a travel guide in Iceland, commutes extensively between Vienna and Reykjavik. Since graduating in 1983, the couple have moved around the world, working for the Icelandic government and raising their three children, Einar, Olof, and Magnus (who live in in Berlin, Reykjavik, and London, respectively). They also have two wonderful 2-year-old grandkids, Kristofer and Freyja, with whom they try to spend every free minute in Reykjavik and London.