CV Ann Linde

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Minister for Foreign Affairs

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Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs Photo: Kristian Pohl/The Government Offices of Sweden

Party

Swedish Social Democratic Party

Areas of responsibility

Democracy and human rights
Foreign and security policy
International law

Personal

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

Educational background

Bachelor of political science, sociology and economics,

1994
Stockholm University

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

Positions and assignments

Positions held

2019–
Minister for Foreign Affairs

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

2016–2018
Minister for EU Affairs and Trade

2014–2016
State Secretary, Ministry of Justice

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

2016–
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