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Cv Irene Wennemo

Irene Wennemo is State Secretary to Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson and responsible for issues concerning labour law and work environment, the unemployement insurance and international issues.


State Secretary Irene Wennemo
State Secretary Irene Wennemo. Photo: Kristian Pohl, the Government Offices of Sweden

Personal details

Irene Wennemo was born in 1966. She lives in Stockholm with her partner and has three children.


1994 PhD in Sociology

1989 B.Sc. in Sociology

Positions and assignments

2014 - State Secretary, Ministry of Employment

2014 Leader writer, Aftonbladet

2010 - 2013 Principal secretary, Parliamentary inquiry on social security

2009 - 2010 Inquiry Chair, Apprenticeship Inquiry

2002 - 2010 Head of Department, the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO)

1997 - 2002 Investigator, LO

1994 - 1996 Political Adviser at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and the Prime Minister's Office

1991 - 1994 Doctoral student, Department of Sociology, Stockholm University

1988 - 1991 Research assistant, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University