CV Alice Bah Kuhnke

Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke
Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke. Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

Minister for Culture and Democracy

Party: Swedish Green Party

Areas of responsibility

  • Democracy
  • The national minorities
  • Civil society
  • The language and culture of the Sami people
  • Discrimination
  • Culture
  • Media
  • Human rights at national level
  • Faith communities and burial and cremation services

Personal details

Born in 1971 in Malmö.

Education

2011
Ruter Dam, leadership training

2009
EPICS trans-European executive and strategy development programme for civil society organisation decision makers, Stockholm School of Economics

2003
LMI Leadership Management Sweden AB, leadership development

2002
MT-gruppen, personal development

2001
Ny Ledare i Skandia, leadership training

2000
Bonniers publishing programme, Bonniers/TV4, leadership training

1999-2003
B.Sc. in Political Science, Stockholm University

1987-1990
Friidrottsgymnasium (athletics upper secondary school), social science programme, Katedralskolan, Växjö

Positions and assignments

2014-
Minister for Culture and Democracy

2013-2014
Director-General, Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society

2009-2013
Sustainability manager, ÅF AB

2008-2009
Head of operations, Sektor3 civil society think tank

2004-2007
Secretary-General, Fairtrade Sweden

2001-2004
Head of operations, Skandia Idéer för Livet (Ideas for Life)

1998-2000
Television presenter, reporter, TV4

1992-1997
Television presenter, reporter, feature producer, Sveriges Television

Additional information

Positions of trust

2014-2014
Member, board of trustees, World Wide Fund for Nature

2012-2014
Member, chair 6, Smålandsakademin (Småland academy)

2011-2013
Board member, Doberman AB

2011-2014
Expert on the future consumer support inquiry, Ministry of Enterprise Energy and Communications

2009-2011
Vice president, YWCA-YMCA of Sweden

2010
Member, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Landsbygdsakademin (rural academy)

2008-2010
Board member, KF Gymnasiet (upper secondary school)

2006-2012
Board member, Royal Dramatic Theatre

2006-2010
Member of the General Synod for POSK (a non-party-political nomination group), Church of Sweden

2006-2007
Board member, Swedish Consumer Agency

2002-2011
Board member, Church of Sweden Ickevåldsfonden (non-violence foundation)

2002-2007
Board member, Save the Children Sweden

2001-2007
Board member, Stiftelsen Hela Sverige - Artister mot nazister (Foundation All of Sweden - Performing Artists Against Nazis)

1999-2001
Member, government youth delegation

Selected publications/speeches

2011-2014
Radio columnist, 'Thoughts for the Day' on P1, Sveriges Radio

2004
'Svenskar m.m.', Anthology, Rabén&Sjögren

2002
'Victoria, Victoria!', Ekerlids förlag

2001 and 2011
Guest presenter, 'Sommar i P1', Sveriges Radio

2000 
Speech, 'Kärleken till Sverige', on Sweden's National Day, Sveriges Television

1997
'Till alla mammor', Anthology, Semic