Deputy Head of Mission at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Portugal. She assumed her duties in August 2020.
Prior to this posting, Ellen worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo in the Regional Department, with Southern and Central Africa, in particular with Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé and Principe, Eswatini, Mauritius and Equatorial-Guinea.
She also has experience as the DHM at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tallinn, from the Latin-American Section in Oslo and from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Lisbon ten years ago.
In addition, Aabø has worked for UNDP in Mozambique and New York, Red Cross in Lebanon and Norway and American Field Service in Norway.
She has a MSc in Political Economy of Late Development from London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Culture and Communication from the University of Oslo.