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Cv Anders Kessling


Anders Kessling is State Secretary to Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson and responsible for introduction of people who were born abroad into society.


Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden


Anders Kessling was born in 1971. He lives in Älta and is married with two children.


1998 – 1999 Doctoral studies in political science, Uppsala University

1993 – 1997 Masters in political science, Linköping University

Positions and assignments

2016 – State Secretary at the Ministry of Employment

2015 – 2016 Head of Administration, Secretariat for coordination and direction of Government Offices action in the refugee situation, Ministry of Employment

2011 – 2015 Head of Division for Labour Market Policy, Ministry of Employment

2007 – 2011 Head of Division for Management of Migration Affairs, Ministry of Justice

2006 – 2006 Head of Department for Migration Process Resources, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

2003 – 2006 Desk Officer, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance

2002 – 2003 Special Adviser, Department for County Administrative Boards, Ministry of Finance

1999 – 2002 Department Director, Performance Audits, Swedish National Audit Office

1998 – 1999 Doctoral student at the Department of Government, Uppsala University

1997 – 1998 Senior Administrative Officer, Performance Audits, Swedish National Audit Office

1996 – 1997 Research officer, Linköping University


2009 Special Adviser, Asylum Reception Inquiry, SOU 2009:19 'Active waiting – asylum in Sweden'

2004 Expert, Review Committee on Aliens Legislation, SOU 2004:74 'Aliens legislation in a courts perspective'

2003 Expert, Inquiry on conditions for the reception of refugees, SOU 2003:89 'EC law and the reception of asylum seekers'