State Secretary to Carl-Oskar Bohlin

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Johan Berggren is State Secretary to Minister for Civil Defence Carl-Oskar Bohlin.

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 Johan Berggren
State Secretary Johan Berggren Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

Areas of responsibility

  • ​​Civil contingencies planning, including civil defence​

Personal

​​Johan Berggren was born in 1979 and lives in Stockholm. He is married and has two children.​

Education

​​2005–2006  
​Master of Arts in European Economic Studies, College of Europe 
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​2004–2005 
​ Degree of Master of International Studies, Uppsala University 
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​1998–2001  
​Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford University​

Positions and assignments

​​2022– 
​State Secretary, Ministry of Defence 
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​2021–2022  
​Deputy Director, The Swedish Dialogue Institute for the Middle East and North Africa  
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​2020  
​Author, The Perfect Conflict 
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​2017–2019  
​Deputy Director, Moderate Party Parliamentary Secretariat (also served as Deputy Party Secretary in 2017)

​2013–2017  
​Chief of Staff and Adviser to Tony Blair, Office of the Quartet, Jerusalem 
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​2012–2013  
​Director of Planning, Prime Minister’s Office 
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​2009–2012 
​Political Adviser, Ministry of Finance 
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​2009 
​Desk Officer, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance 
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​2008–2009 
​Political Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
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​2007–2008 
​Desk Officer, Ministry of Defence​ 
 
2006–2007 
Trainee, Government Offices of Sweden 
 
2002–2004 
Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company