State Secretary to the Minister for Defence

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Jan-Olof Lind is State Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Peter Hultqvist. 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.

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Portrait of Jan-Olof Lind
State Secretary Jan-Olof Lind Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

Personal

Born in 1962. Lives in Stockholm.
Partner. Two children.

Education

Mr Lind has studied Economics and Business Administration at Stockholm University.

Positions and assignments

2019–
State Secretary, Ministry of Defence

2010–2018
Director-General, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

2009–2010
Commissioner in the Governments Commission on future capability for Military Helicopters

2008–2015
Chair for the Research & Technology Directors at European Defence Agency (EDA)

2007–2009
Acting Director-General and Deputy Director-General,
Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

2003–2007
National Armaments Director (NAD) of Sweden

2003–2007
Acting Director-General, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV)

1999–2003
Director at the Ministry of Defence, Department for Military Affairs

1998
Principal Secretary in the Government Commission
on Officer training and education

Contact

Jan-Olof Lind
State Secretary to Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist
email to Jan-Olof Lind, via senior registry clerk