Bengt Westerberg

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Bengt Westerberg
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Minister for Social Affairs
In office
4 October 1991 – 7 October 1994
Prime Minister Carl Bildt
Preceded by Ingela Thalén
Succeeded by Ingela Thalén
Minister for Gender Equality
In office
1993 – 7 October 1994
Prime Minister Carl Bildt
Preceded by Birgit Friggebo
Succeeded by Mona Sahlin
Leader of the Swedish Liberal People's Party
In office
Preceded by Ola Ullsten
Succeeded by Maria Leissner
Member of the Swedish Parliament
for Stockholms län
In office
Personal details
Born Bengt Carl Gustaf Westerberg
(1943-08-23) August 23, 1943 (age 71)
Solna, Stockholms län
Political party Liberal People's Party
Alma mater Karolinska Institutet
Stockholms universitet

Bengt Carl Gustaf Westerberg (born 23 August 1943, in Södertälje, Stockholm County, Sweden) is a Swedish politician. He was leader of the Liberal People's Party from 1983 to 1995, member of the Riksdag from 1984 to 1994 and Minister for Social Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister 1991 to 1994.

He is the son of Carl-Erik Westerberg and his wife Barbro (maiden name Wahlström). He graduated from high school in 1962, finished an associate degree in medicine at Karolinska Institute in 1962 and an undergraduate degree in economics and philosophy at Stockholm University in 1974.

He holds office as the Deputy President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, Switzerland and is chairman of the Swedish Red Cross.

Westerberg is a self-described atheist and humanist.[1]

He is twice divorced, with two daughters, Hanna Nordh (maiden name Westerberg) and Malin Westerberg from the first marriage and a son, Jacob Westerberg, from his second marriage with Marie Ehrling.


  1. ^ "Bengt Westerberg: Humanistisk ledning av Röda Korset" (in Swedish). Humanisten. Retrieved 2007-08-18. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Ola Ullsten
Leader of the Swedish Liberal People's Party
Succeeded by
Maria Leissner