Anna-Karin Hatt

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Anna-Karin Hatt
Anna-Karin Hatt - Stockholm 2014.jpg
Minister for IT and Energy
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 September 2011
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Herself (as Minister for IT and Regional Affairs)
Minister for IT and Regional Affairs
In office
5 October 2010 – 29 September 2011
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Position Established
Succeeded by Herself (as Minister for IT and Energy)
Personal details
Born (1972-12-07) 7 December 1972 (age 41)
Gryteryd, Sweden
Political party Centre Party
Spouse(s) Ola Alterå
(1996-2002; 2 children; divorced)
Greger Hatt
(2009-2011; 1 child; divorced)

Anna-Karin Hatt (born 7 December 1972) is a Swedish politician who has served as Minister for IT and Energy since 2011, having previously served as Minister for IT and Regional Affairs from 2010 to 2011. She is a member of the Centre Party and since 2006 the party's state secretary in the central coordination office of the Government of Sweden.[1]

Biography[edit]

Anna-Karin Hatt, born Andersson on December 7, 1972 and raised in Hylte municipality in Halland County, was from 1994-1998 part of the national board of the Center Party Youth League, and the 1995-1998 President of the Nordic Center Youth League. In the early 1990s Hatt studied political science, international relations and conflict and peace studies at the University of Gothenburg.

Hatt has been writing editorials in Hallands Nyheter and Södermanlands Nyheter in 1995 and became Permanent Secretary of the Center Party International Foundation. From 2000 she was Vice President of the Stockholm-based public relations agency Kind & Partners. She returned to politics in late 2003, when Maud Olofsson appointed her chief of staff for the Center Party, gave her a key role in the development of the Alliance election platform for the parliamentary election of 2006. During that time she assisted Maud Olofsson in writing the book Min dröm för Sverige, published in 2006.

Personal life[edit]

The magazine Focus designated her as Sweden's 95th most powerful person in 2008.

Hatt was married to Ola Alterå from 1996 to 2002 and was then married to Greger Hatt from 2009 to 2011. She has three children, born in 1997, 2002 and 2011. She lives in southern Stockholm.

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Swedish Wikipedia.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Position Established
Second Vice Chairman of the Centre Party
2011—
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Position Established
Minister for IT and Regional Affairs
2010-2011
Succeeded by
Herself
(as Minister for IT and Energy)
Preceded by
Herself
(as Minister for IT and Regional Affairs)
Minister for IT and Energy
2011—
Succeeded by
Incumbent