Barbro Holmberg

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Barbro Holmberg
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Governor of Gävleborg
Incumbent
Assumed office
21 January 2008
Appointed by Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Christer Eirefelt
Minister for Migration
In office
10 October 2003 – 6 October 2006
Preceded by Jan O. Karlsson
Succeeded by Tobias Billström
Personal details
Born (1952-04-07) April 7, 1952 (age 62)
Stensele, Västerbotten County
Political party Swedish Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Thomas Nordegren
Children Elin Nordegren
Josefin Nordegren
Alma mater Stockholm University

Barbro Holmberg (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbarbroː ˈhɔlmˈbærj]; born April 7, 1952) is a Swedish Social Democratic politician. On October 10, 2003, she was appointed Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy in the Swedish Government. As a consequence of the change of government following the 2006 government election, she left office on October 6, 2006, and in 2008 was appointed the governor of Gävleborg County.[1]

Holmberg was born in Stensele, Västerbotten. She has a degree in social work from the Department of Social Work, Stockholm University.

She has been married twice. Her marriage with radio journalist Thomas Nordegren produced three children: one son, Axel and twin daughters Elin and Josefin. Elin Nordegren was married to Tiger Woods, an American professional golf player. Holmberg has two grandchildren, Sam and Charlie, both children of her daughter Elin and Woods.

Career[edit]

  • 2008 – Governor of Gävleborg County
  • 2003 – Minister, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • 2003 – Director-General, Swedish Migration Board
  • 2002 – State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • 1999 – Political Adviser, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • 1999 – Project Leader, the Children's Project, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • 1998 – Secretary of the Committee appointed to review the activities of the Office of the Children's Ombudsman
  • 1996 – Secretary of the Committee on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (appointed to review Swedish legislation and practice in relation to the UN Convention)
  • 1995 – Editor, Socialpolitik magazine
  • 1989 – Freelance (assignments from the National Institute of Public Health, National Board of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Swedish Alcohol Retailing Monopoly, Swedish Association of Local Authorities, etc.)
  • 1980 – Editor, PsykologTidningen magazine
  • 1977 – Information Officer, National Association for Aid to Drug Abusers (RFHL)
  • 1976 – Research Assistant, National Board of Health and Welfare

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Woods' mother-in-law taken to hospital". RTÉ. 8 December 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jan O. Karlsson
Swedish Minister for Migration
2003 - 2006
Succeeded by
Tobias Billström