State Secretary Annika Söder

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State Secretary Annika Söder
State Secretary Annika Söder. Photo: Catarina Axelsson/Regeringskansliet

Personal

Born 1955. Married, two grown-up children.

Educational background

1982-1983
Diplomatic Training Programme, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

1974-1976
Stockholm School of Journalism, university studies in French and law

Posts and assignments

Posts

2012-2014
Executive Director, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala

2011-2012
Ambassador-at-Large for Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm

2007-2011
Assistant Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy

2002-2006
State Secretary for International Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm

2002
Director and Head of Department for European Security Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm

2001-2002
Director-General for International Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm

2000-2001
Ambassador, negotiator in EU matters and in particular the EU Treaty, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm and Brussels

1996-2000
Ambassador, Spokesperson and Head of the Press, Culture, and Information Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm

1995
Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Stockholm

1994
Director and Head of the Foreign Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm

1991-1994
Deputy Head and Head of Section, Department for UN Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm

1988-1991
Diplomatic Secretary to the Foreign Minister, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm

1983-1988
Embassies of Sweden in Caracas and Havana; Department for Europe and Latin America, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm

1976-1982
Journalist, Swedish Public Radio and Television, Örebro and Stockholm

Assignments

Fojo, The Institute for Further Education of Journalists, Linnéuniversitetet, Kalmar

Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), Helsinki

Asian Development Bank

African Development Bank

Expert Group on Development Issues (EGDI), chair

Swedish Institute for Transitional Economics (SITE)

Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI)

SIF trade union, Swedish Radio, board member

Swedish Radio and Swedish Local Radio, staff representative

Swedish Institute

Board for the Promotion of Sweden Abroad, chair