CV Ann Linde

Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs

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Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government offices

Party

Swedish Social Democratic Party

Areas of responsibility

Trade and investment promotion
Nordic affairs

Personal

Born 1961. Lives in Stockholm. Married, two children.

Educational background

1994
Bachelor of political science, sociology and economics,
Stockholm University 

1977–1981
Upper secondary school: technical programme,
telecommunications specialisation 

Positions and assignments

Positions held

2019–
Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs

2016–2018
Minister for EU Affairs and Trade 

2014–2016
State Secretary to Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman 

2013–2014
Head of the International Unit, Party of European Socialists (PES), Brussels 

2000–2013
International Secretary, Swedish Social Democratic Party, head of international staff and member of the party office management group 

1999–2000
International coordinator, Swedish Social Democratic Party group in the Riksdag

1994–1998
Political Adviser, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

1993–1994
Inquiry Secretary, Swedish Social Democratic Party group in the Parliamentary Committee on European Union Affairs 

1989–1993
Desk Officer, Ministry of Public Administration and Ministry for Foreign Affairs 

1984–1988
General Secretary, National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations (LSU)

1982–1984
Case officer, Swedish School Students’ Union 

1981–1982
Secretary, Swedish Union of Secondary School Students (SECO) 

Assignments

2015–
Board member, The Anna Lindh Memorial Fund

2001–2013
Member, Joint Committee of the Nordic Social Democratic Labour Movement (SAMAK) working group on foreign affairs and security policy

2000–2013
Member, Party of European Socialists steering committee 

2001–2013
Board member, vice chair, Olof Palme International Centre

1993
Expert, Government Inquiry into young people’s living conditions and future prospects 

1991–1993
Member, board and executive committee of the Council of Europe’s European Youth Foundation and European Youth Centre in Strasbourg 

1990
Expert, Government youth committee 

1989–1993
Member, Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Youth (including responsibility for South Africa) 

1983–1988
Board member, State Youth Council 

1981–1991
Permanent co-opted member, Swedish Social Democratic Youth League international committee