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 43)
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 1998-99, 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.


  1. ^ Cecilia Jacobsson (2008-11-03). "Nu går hon in i en helt ny sektor" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  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 2010-04-05. 
  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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  10. ^ "ÅF recruits Alice Bah Kuhnke as VP Sustainability & CSR" (Press release). Ad Hoc News. 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  11. ^ "Resumé: Alice Bah till Doberman". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Alice Bah Kuhnke ny kulturminister". DN.SE. Retrieved 5 October 2014.