CV Karin Wallensteen

State Secretary to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. 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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Areas of responsability

Foreign Affairs

Personal

Karin Wallensteen was born in Uppsala in 1973. She lives in Nacka, is married and has two children.

Education

2003–2004
Diplomatic Training Programme, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

1996–1997
Programme in journalism, University of Gothenburg 

1996
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Uppsala University

1993–1994
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 

Posts and assignments

2019–
State Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office 

2016–2019
Director, Prime Minister’s Office 

2013–2016
Counsellor, Embassy of Sweden in Addis Ababa 

2003–2013
Diverse posts, Ministry for Foreign Affairs 

1998–2002
Political Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture 

1997–1998
Academic workplace training and project staff, Ministry of Employment