On April 22, 2021, the Swedish government appointed Urban Sjöström as Ambassador to Liberia. He will take up his new position in the fall of 2021.
Sjöström currently serves as head of the Swedish Embassy's office in Juba, South Sudan. He has previously worked at the Swedish Embassies of Kenya and Sri Lanka and at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) in Stockholm, Sweden. He has also served as a national expert at the European Commission in Brussels.