CV Anna Ekström

Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training, Anna Ekström
Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training, Anna Ekström. Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

Party

Swedish Social Democratic Party

Areas of responsibility

Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training

Personal

Born in 1959.

Education

1989 
Stenography course, Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament)

1988 
Master of Laws, Stockholm University

1980
Basic history studies, Stockholm University

Positions and assignments

Positions held

2016–
Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training

2011–2016
Director-General, National Agency for Education

2001–2011
Chair, Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (re-elected in 2005 and 2009)

1999–2001
State Secretary, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications

1998–1999
State Secretary, Ministry of Employment

1997–1998
Director of Planning, Prime Minister's Office

1996–1997
Special Adviser, Prime Minister's Office

1995–1996
Secretary, 1995 Labour Law Commission

1992–1998
Secretary, Swedish Labour Court (periodically on leave)

1990–1992
Assistant secretary, LOA Inquiry

1988–1990
District court clerk, Huddinge District Court

Assignments

2015-2016
Chair, 2015 Schools Commission

2013–2016
Chair, Linköping University Board

2012–2016
Member, National Committee for the Raoul Wallenberg Year 2012 and Raoul Wallenberg Academy

2008–2010
Chair, Delegation for Gender Equality in Schools

2008–2011
Board member, Transparency International Sweden

2007–2016
Board member, Bruegel (European think tank)

2007–2009
Member, Globalisation Council

2003–2013
Deputy Chair, Uppsala University Board

2003–2006
Chair, Delegation for Gender Equality in Preschools

2003
Member, EU High Level Group on employment, chaired by Wim Kok

2002–2007
Board member, National Labour Market Board

2002–2011
Board member, Första AP Fonden

2001–2011
Board member, European Trade Union Confederation

2001–2011
Chair, AEA, the unemployment fund for graduates

1998–2001
Chair, Swedish ILO Committee

1985–1987
Chair, Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations/Swedish Radio student council