State Secretary to Mikael Damberg

Elisabeth Backteman is State Secretary to Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg.

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. A State Secretary is responsible for planning and coordination.

Portrait of State Secretary Elisabeth Backteman
State Secretary Elisabeth Backteman Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices

Areas of responsibility

Civil contigencies planning and accident protection, dam security, Government Offices' crisis management, international judicial cooperation, police service, public order and safety and public prosecution authority

Personal

Elisabeth Backteman was born in 1966, she is married and lives in Stockholm.

Educational background

2013
Public Sector Management Programme, Swedish Institute of Management, Stockholm School of Economics

1995
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Economics and History of Economics, Stockholm University

Positions and assignments

2019–
State Secretary to Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg

2014–2019
State Secretary to Minister for Rural Affairs Sven-Erik Bucht

2014–2019
Chair, Swedish FAO Committee

2014
Quality Manager, Swedish Migration Board

2009–2014
Operational Manager and Financial Manager, Swedish Migration Board

2008–2009
Chair, Swedish Centre for International Youth Exchange

2005–2009
Policy Adviser, The Swedish Horse Industry Foundation

2002–2005
Political Adviser to Prime Minister Göran Persson, Government Offices

1997–2002
Deputy Director, Ministry of Finance

1995–1997
First Auditor, Swedish National Audit Office

1993–1995
Research Assistant, Swedish Institute for Research on Business and Work Life Issues

1990–1992
Chair, Political Science Student Council, Stockholm University

Contact

Elisabeth Backteman
State Secretary to Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
email to Elisabeth Backteman, via senior registry clerk