Bjørn á Heygum, born 04.01.1954 was appointed Swedish Consul in the Faroe Islands in 1999 and Consul-General in 2005.
Bjørn á Heygum passed his Master Degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen in 1981.
Back home again in the Faroe Islands he started working part-time as a trainee solicitor with Mr. Mogens Birch, barrister and part-time at the Faroese Assesment Council dealing with tax matters.
Having got his appointment as a solicitor in 1986 Bjørn á Heygum took over Mr. Mogens Birch´s law office.
Bjørn á Heygum has run his own law office since January 1986, at first in the premises No. 3 J. Paturssonargøta, Tórshavn, and from 2001 in his own premises at the address No. 16 Bøgøta, Tórshavn.
Bjørn á Heygum is a barrister of the High Court as well as the Supreme Court.