CV Jeanette Gustafsdotter

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Jeanette Gustafsdotter, Minister for Culture
Jeanette Gustafsdotter, Minister for Culture Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

Ministry of Culture

Party

Swedish Social Democratic Party

Areas of responsibility

  • Culture
  • Media
  • Democracy
  • Civil society
  • Language and culture of the Sami people
  • National minorities
  • Youth policy
  • Human rights at national level
  • Faith communities and burial and cremation services

Personal

Jeanette Gustafsdotter was born in 1965. She has a partner and two children from a previous marriage.

Educational background

2018–2020
Degree of Master of Arts in Upper Secondary Education, Luleå University of Technology

1992–1993
Journalist programme, 40 points, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall

1987–1992
Law Programme, Uppsala University

1987
Business Administration, 20 points, Lund University

1981–1984
Natural sciences programme, Upper secondary education, Strömberg School, Lund

Positions and assignments

2021–
Minister for Culture

2020–2021
Secretary-General, Association of Swedish Museums

2020
CEO, Swedish Media Publishers’ Association

2012–2015
CEO, Utgivarna

2009–2011
CEO, Mäklarsamfundet (Association of Swedish Real Estate Agents)

2005–2009
Deputy CEO and Communications Manager, Centre for Business and Policy Studies (SNS)

2003–2005
Head of Communications, Fastighetsägarna Sverige AB (Swedish Property Federation)

2001–2003
Communications consultant, Effektiva Media PR agency

1994–2001
Various roles, Sveriges Television (SVT)

1993–1994
News reporter, TV4

Expert in the following committees of inquiry

(Ju 2018:1)
2018 All-Party Committee of Inquiry on Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Expression 

(Fi 2016:11)
Inquiry on a changing advertising landscape 

(Ju 2016:14)
Inquiry on foreign espionage 

(Ju 2014:17)
Media Constitution Committee 

(Ju 2014:10)
Modern and strong protection provided by criminal law for individuals’ personal privacy 

Assignments

2017–2020
Member of managing group, Lindholmen Science Park, Media Innovation and Societal Research, Gothenburg

2017–2020
Member of steering group, DEMICOM, research on democracy and communication in the digital community, Mid Sweden
University, Sundsvall

2014–2016
Board member, Orten Industries

2011–2020
Board member, Journalist Fund

2011–2020
Board member, World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Paris

2011–2020
Board member, News Media Europe, Brussels

2011–2020
Member, Joint Committee of Press Associations

2010–2014
Board member, Biototal AB

2009–2011
Member, Mäklarstatistik AB

2009–2011
Board member, Hemnet AB

2003–2010
Board member and Deputy Chair, Sveriges Radio

2007–2014
Board member, Fryshuset

2003–2007
Board member, Tidningsmakarna

2001–2007
Board member and Deputy Chair, FOJO Media Institute