Mikael Damberg

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Mikael Damberg
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Minister for Enterprise
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 October 2014
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Annie Lööf
Leader of the Social Democrats
in the Swedish Riksdag
In office
23 February 2012 – 3 October 2014
Preceded by Carina Moberg
Succeeded by Tomas Eneroth
Member of the Swedish Riksdag
for Stockholm County
Incumbent
Assumed office
30 September 2002
Personal details
Born (1971-10-13) 13 October 1971 (age 43)
Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden
Political party Social Democrats
Alma mater Stockholm University

Lars Mikael Damberg (born 13 October 1971) is a Swedish Social Democratic politician. He is member of the Swedish parliament since 2002, representing Stockholm County and is the parliamentary group leader of his party since 2012.[1]

In the parliament he is also serving as deputy chairman of the Committee on Education and is a member of the War Delegation.[1]

Political career and education[edit]

Damberg was born in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden. His father is the former Swedish Social Democratic party treasurer Nils-Gösta Damberg and his mother former chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Youth Riita-Liisa Damberg.[2] He joined the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League in the late 1980s and served as a member of the board of the organization between 1993 and 1997.[3] He also served as a member of the municipal council in Solna Municipality between 1991 and 2002.[3] He is chairman of the Social Democratic party district in Stockholm County since 2004.[3]

Between 1995 and 1997 Damberg worked as a political assistant to Minister for Defence Thage G. Peterson, and between 1997 and 1999 as political assistant and speechwriter to Prime Minister Göran Persson.[3] Between 1999 and 2003 he was chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League.[3]

Damberg has served as a member of the Swedish parliament since 2002, representing the Stockholm County constituency.[1] In the parliament he served as deputy chairman of the Committee on Education and as a member of the War Delegation.[1] He has served as a member of the Committee on Education since 2002.[1] He previously served as a deputy member of the Committee on Defence between 2002 and 2006, and as a deputy member of the Committee on Finance between 2006 and 2010.[1]

Damberg earned a degree in public administration from Stockholm University in 2000.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Mikael Damberg (S)". Parliament of Sweden. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Holmqvist, Anette (5 August 1998). "En rappare tar över SSU". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "CV". Mikael Damberg/Swedish Social Democratic Party. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Niklas Nordström
Chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League
1999 – 2003
Succeeded by
Ardalan Shekarabi
Preceded by
Carina Moberg
Parliamentary group leader of the
Swedish Social Democratic Worker's Party

2012 –2014
Succeeded by
Tomas Eneroth