Lena Ek (born 16 January 1958 in Mönsterås, Kalmar County) is a Swedish politician, current Minister for the Environment and a former Member of the European Parliament and Member of the Riksdag. She is a member of the Centre Party, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.
She sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. She was also a substitute for the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, and a member of the delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
- Degree in law
- University lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Lund University (1987–1994)
- District Chairwoman, Centre Party, Östergötland (1993–1995)
- Chairwoman of Centre Party women's association (1998–2000)
- Member of the Centre Party executive (since 1998)
- Member of the party's executive committee (since 2000)
- Municipal Commissioner, Valdemarsvik (1994–1998)
- County councillor and substitute member of the Östergötland County Council Executive Committee (1994–1998)
- Member of the Swedish Parliament (1998–2004)
- Centre Party's spokesman on economic policy (1998–2004)
- Member of the European Parliament (2004-2011)
- Minister for the Environment (2011–present)