State Secretary to Anna Ekström

Erik Nilsson 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 Erik Nilsson
State Secretary Erik Nilsson Photo: Kristian Pohl, the Government Offices

CV - Erik Nilsson

Personal

Born 1965. Married, two children.

Education

1988-1989
Political science, history Stockholm University

1983-1985
Degree in chemistry Stockholm University

Positions held

2019- 
State Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Research

2016-2019
State Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Research

2014-2016
State Secretary at the Ministry of Employment

2013-2014
Head of development, National Agency for Education

2013-2013
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Botkyrka Municipality

2008-2013
Head of Administration, Education Administration, Botkyrka Municipality

2007-2007
Head of Administration, Stockholm Institute of Education

2006-2007
Expert, organisational inquiry, Stockholm Institute of Education

2002-2006
City Commissioner for Education and Culture, Stockholm City

2000-2002
Opposition City Commissioner, education/culture

1998-2000
Full-time politician, spokesperson for integration and democracy issues

1996-1998
Chair (30%), Norrmalm District Council, Stockholm

1996-1998
Business intelligence analyst (70%), Executive Office, Stockholm City

1994-1996
Head of Administration, Finance Department, Stockholm City

1994-1994
Head of Director-General's Office, National Agency for Education

1991-1994
Director, State Youth Council

1989-1991
Deputy Secretary to the Stockholm City Commissioner, Real Estate Department, Stockholm City

1988-1989
Political Adviser, Ministry of Education

1987-1988
President, Stockholm University Student Union 1985-1987 Chair, Education Committee, Stockholm University Student Union

Other

2002-2004
Chair, Government Special Committee on recruitment to higher education

2000-2003
Chair of the Board, International Programme Office for Education and Training

1994-1996
Chair, Government youth campaign against racism and xenophobia

1987-1990
Board member, ACADEMUS AB (Akademibokhandeln)

1986-1988
Board member, Swedish National Union of Students