Alice Bah Kuhnke

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Alice Bah Kuhnke
Alice Bah Kuhnke in Oct, 2014.jpg
Minister for Culture
Assumed office
3 October 2014
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth
Personal details
Born Alice Bah
(1971-12-21) 21 December 1971 (age 44)
Malmö, Sweden
Political party Green Party
Spouse(s) Johannes Kuhnke
Website Alice Bah Kuhnke (mp)

Alice Bah Kuhnke (born Alice Bah 21 December 1971) is the Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy since October 2014, a former television presenter, Board Professional and one of the founders of the think tank Sektor3.[1] On October 3 she was elected to Minister of culture in the Löfven Cabinet, just three days after becoming member of Miljöpartiet (the Green Party of Sweden).[2]


Bah grew up in Horda in Småland, Sweden with her Gambian father and Swedish mother. She went to a track and field athletics oriented high school in Växjö, and was one of the country's best female sprinter runners in the late 1980s, with 200 meters being her speciality.[3][4] Her television career began in 1992 with SVT's Disney Club. Between 1998 and 1999, she had her own talk show at TV4[5] and many other television assignments including current events show Kalla fakta.[6]

After she left television to study political science, and has, among other things, been Director of the Department Ideas for life at insurance giant Skandia. In 2004–2007 she worked as Secretary General of fair trade organization Rättvisemärkt.[5]

She was a member of the Swedish Church synod 2006–2010,[7] member of the Board of Dramaten Theatre,[8] as well as Vice President of YMCA-YWCA Sweden.[9]

In September 2009 she started as the Environmental and Corporate social responsibility manager at ÅF.[10] Alongside her job at ÅF, she also serves as a board member for internet consultancy firm Doberman.[11]

In October 2014 she was appointed the head of Ministry of Culture in the Löfven Cabinet.[12]

Personal life[edit]

She married actor and singer Johannes Bah Kuhnke in 2002.[13]


  1. ^ Cecilia Jacobsson (2008-11-03). "Nu går hon in i en helt ny sektor" (in Swedish). Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Alice Bah Kuhnke (MP) är ny kulturminister". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Sverige-bästa 1986, Svenska Friidrottsförbundets officiella friidrottsstatistik (Sweden's best 1986 – official statistics of the Swedish Athletics Federation) (in Swedish). CEWE-förlaget. 1987. 
  4. ^ Sverige-bästa 1988, Svenska Friidrottsförbundets officiella friidrottsstatistik (Sweden's best 1988 – official statistics of the Swedish Athletics Federation) (in Swedish). CEWE-förlaget. 1989. 
  5. ^ a b "Alice Bah Kuhnke - Värnamo kommun". 2008-03-09. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Alice Bah Kuhnke: "Studierna gjorde att jag slapp jobba med TV"". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Val till Kyrkomöte - valresultat". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
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  9. ^ "KFUM Sverige". Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "ÅF recruits Alice Bah Kuhnke as VP Sustainability & CSR" (Press release). Ad Hoc News. 2009-04-29. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  11. ^ "Resumé: Alice Bah till Doberman". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Alice Bah Kuhnke ny kulturminister". DN.SE. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Alice Bah Kuhnke hinner inte med sin familj". Stoppa Pressarna. Retrieved 16 January 2016.