Johan Forssell

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Johan Forssell
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Member of the Swedish Parliament
for Stockholm Municipality
Assumed office
4 October 2010
In office
2 October 2006 – 15 November 2006
Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister
In office
15 November 2006 – 6 September 2007
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Jan Larsson
Succeeded by Kristoffer Tamsons
Chairman of the Moderate Youth League
In office
November 2004 – November 2006
Preceded by Christofer Fjellner
Succeeded by Niklas Wykman
Personal details
Born (1979-12-08) December 8, 1979 (age 35)
Stockholm, Sweden
Political party Moderate Party
Spouse(s) Kristine Forssell
Children 2
Alma mater Stockholm School of Economics
London School of Economics
Otago School of Business

Carl Johan Henrik Forssell (born 8 December 1979) is a Swedish Moderate Party politician who is a Member of the Swedish Parliament for Stockholm Municipality since 2010. He previously served as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt from 2006 to 2007, and who prior to that served as chairman of the Moderate Youth League from 2004 to 2006.

Personal life and education[edit]

Johan Forssell was born in Stockholm but he grew up in Örebro. He has a Master of Business and Economics degree from the Stockholm School of Economics. He did his military service with the Arctic Rangers at K4 in Arvidsjaur.

Political career[edit]

Forssell joined the Moderate Youth League (Swedish: Moderata ungdomsförbundet) in 1992. He served as chairman of the Moderate School Youth from 1998 to 1999 and was elected as member of the board of the Moderate Youth League in 2000. He was elected as new chairman of the Moderate Youth League on November 20, 2004, following the resignation of Christofer Fjellner. He served on this post until November 25, 2006, when he was succeeded by Niklas Wykman.

In the general election held on September 17, 2006, Forssell was elected a member of the Riksdag. As the new cabinet was announced on October 6, Forssell was appointed as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. He left his place in the Riksdag following his new appointment.

In September 2007 he resigned from the position of Chief of Staff and become the Moderate Partys planning manager for the 2010 general election. Following the 2010 election, he returned to the Swedish Parliament where he serves as member of the Defence Committee.


  • Forssell was voted the "sexiest man in Sweden" in 2005 by the LGBT-magazine QX.[1]

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Preceded by
Christofer Fjellner
Chairman of the Moderate Youth League
Succeeded by
Niklas Wykman