State Secretary to the Minister for EU Affairs and Trade

Oscar Stenström is State Secretary to Ann Linde, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade. State Secretaries are politically appointed senior officials at the Government Offices who lead the work of a ministry directly under the head of the ministry or another minister. State Secretaries are responsible for planning and coordination.

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State Secretary Oscar Stenström
State Secretary Oscar Stenström Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

Areas of responsibility

  • EU issues
  • Foreign trade and trade policy
  • Promotion of trade, investment and Sweden
  • EU single market

Personal

Born 1975. Lives in Nacka, Stockholm. Married. Two children.

Educational background

2004-2006
Master of Science in Engineering, industrial engineering and management, Royal Institute of Technology

1998
Studies in peace and conflict research, University of Gothenburg

1996-1998
Studies in engineering physics, Chalmers University of Technology

1995
Ambulance driver, civilian service, Västervik fire service

1991-1994
Upper secondary education, natural sciences programme, Västerhöjdsgymnasiet, Skövde

Posts and assignments

2016-
State Secretary to Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde.

2014-2016
State Secretary to Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg with responsibility for innovation, the business sector, regulatory simplification, promotion of trade, investment and Sweden and the EU single market. From May 2016, responsibility of ICT issues.

2012-2014
Foreign Policy Adviser to party chairman Stefan Löfven, Swedish Social Democratic Party parliamentary group

2008-2009
Principle secretary to Margot Wallström and Jan Eliasson, consultation on Swedish Social Democratic Party international policy

2007-2011
Foreign Policy Adviser to party chairman Mona Sahlin, Swedish Social Democratic Party parliamentary group

2000-2007
International secretary, Swedish Social Democratic Party

1998-2000
International secretary, Swedish Social Democratic Youth League

1995
Information Officer, Swedish Federation of Young Scientists, Stockholm

1994-2000
Member of the Skövde Municipal Council, Swedish Social Democratic Party

1993-1994
(summer job) Technician, Landis & Gyr, Skövde