State Secretary to Gustav Fridolin

Helen Öberg is State Secretary to the Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin. 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.

State Secretary Helene Öberg
State Secretary Helene Öberg Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

CV - Helene Öberg

Areas of responsibility

  • Compulsory schools
  • Preschools

Personal

Born in 1979. Married, three children

Education

1995–1998
Social science programme, sign language specialisation, Birger Sjöberg Upper Secondary School

1998–1999
Studies in teaching Swedish and Swedish as a second language, Malmö University

Positions and assignments

2014–
State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Research

2014
County Council Commissioner, Swedish Green Party, Stockholm County Council

2011–2014
Convener, National Board of the Swedish Green Party

2010–2014
Group leader, Swedish Green Party, Stockholm County Council

2006–2010
Secretary-General, Sweden's Remarkable Single Parents

2005–2006
Assistant Secretary-General

Swedish Youth Temperance Association

2003–2005
Political Secretary, Swedish Green Party, Region Skåne

2000–2003
Secretary, Young Greens of Sweden

1999–2000
Substitute teacher, Hässleholm Municipality

Other

2010
Lobbyist of the year

2008
Årets Wendela (annual award in memory of Wendela Hebbe, Sweden's first female journalist