|Minister for Enterprise|
3 October 2014
|Prime Minister||Stefan Löfven|
|Preceded by||Annie Lööf|
|Leader of the Social Democrats
in the Swedish Riksdag
23 February 2012 – 3 October 2014
|Preceded by||Carina Moberg|
|Succeeded by||Tomas Eneroth|
|Member of the Swedish Riksdag
for Stockholm County
30 September 2002
13 October 1971 |
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.
Political career and education
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. 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. He also served as a member of the municipal council in Solna Municipality between 1991 and 2002. He is chairman of the Social Democratic party district in Stockholm County since 2004.
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. Between 1999 and 2003 he was chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League.
Damberg has served as a member of the Swedish parliament since 2002, representing the Stockholm County constituency. In the parliament he served as deputy chairman of the Committee on Education and as a member of the War Delegation. He has served as a member of the Committee on Education since 2002. 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.
|Party political offices|
|Chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League
1999 – 2003
|Parliamentary group leader of the
Swedish Social Democratic Worker's Party