State Secretary to Jennie Nilsson

Per Callenberg is State Secretary to the Minister for Rural Affairs, Jennie Nilsson. 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 Per Callenberg.
State Secretary Per Callenberg. Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

Areas of responsibility

  • Rural areas, food, and land and water based industries
  • Regional growth

Personal

Per Callenberg was born in 1980. He lives in Stockholm. He is married with four children.

Education

2006–2007
Master of Science in industrial engineering and management, LTH - Faculty of Engineering, Lund University 

1999–2001
Diploma of higher education in politics with international relations, University of Hull, England

1996–1999
Upper secondary education, natural sciences programme

Positions and assignments

2019–
State Secretary, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation 2019–

2018–2019
Deputy Head of Prime Minister’s coordination secretariat 

2014–2018
Political Adviser, Prime Minister’s Office

2011–2014
Senior adviser, Vattenfall Nordic

2011
Acting Head of public affairs Sweden, Vattenfall

2007–2011
External affairs officer, Heat Sverige

2005–2006
Political Adviser, Prime Minister’s Office 

2004–2005
Ombudsman, Social Democratic Students of Sweden

Other assignments

2010–2014
Participated in a number of assignments for various energy industry bodies, working groups and research projects, Vattenfall

2013–2019
Member, preschool council, Huddinge Municipality

Other

2013
Appointed Future Energy Leader by World Energy Council and Svensk Energi