State Secretary to Anna Ekström

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Kristina Persdotter is State Secretary to the Minister for Education, Anna Ekström. 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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State Secretary Kristina Persdotter
State Secretary Kristina Persdotter Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

Personal

Born in 1983. She is married and has two children.

Areas of responsibility

  • Adult education and training
  • Adult education initiative

Educational background

2002–2007
Masters in political science, Uppsala University  

2004–2005
Studies in political science and sociology, University of Michigan

1998–2001
Social sciences programme and national sports upper secondary programme in orienteering, Hammargymnasiet, Sandviken

Positions and assignments

2019–
State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Research 

2017–2019
State Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office  

2014–2017
Chief of Staff, Prime Minister’s Office  

2011–2014
Political Advisor, Swedish Social Democratic Party

2007–2011
Research Officer, Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees

2007
Board member, Swedish National Union of Students (SFS)

2007 
Board member, Swedish Agency for Networks and 
Cooperation in Higher Education

2006–2007
Board member, Uppsala University 

2006–2007
Deputy chair, Uppsala University Student Union