State Secretary to Alice Bah Kuhnke

Per Olsson Fridh is State Secretary to Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke. 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.

Photo: Kristian Pohl/ Regeringskansliet

CV - Per Olsson Fridh

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 1981. Lives in Gröndal, Stockholm. Married and one child.

Educational background

2005
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Lund University

2003
Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights, Malmö University

Posts and assignments

2014
State Secretary to the Minister for Culture and Demoracy

2014
Member of the Riksdag

2011
Chair of the Swedish Green Party in Stockholm

2011–2014
Political Secretary, Swedish Green Party

2010–2014
Councillor, Stockholm City Council

2010
Secretary-General, Swedish Centre for International Youth Exchange

2009
Acting Secretary-General, National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations

2007–2014
Member of the Education, Youth and Culture Council, Stockholms City

2006–2010
International Programme Director, CISV International (Formerly Children’s International Summer Villages)

2005–2009
Project manager, National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations

2002–2004
National junior representative, CISV Sweden (formerly Children’s International Summer Villages) 

Additional information

2007
UN Commission for Social Development, Swedish dele- gation

2005 and 2009
UN General Assembly, Swedish delegation

2010
European Commission Expert Group on the Mobility of Young Volunteers