Alice Bah Kuhnke

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Alice Bah Kuhnke
Alice Bah Kuhnke 2014-12-17 001.jpg
Minister for Culture
Assumed office
3 October 2014
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byLena Adelsohn Liljeroth
Minister for Democracy
Assumed office
3 October 2014
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byBirgitta Ohlsson
Personal details
Born
Alice Bah

(1971-12-21) 21 December 1971 (age 46)
Malmö, Sweden
Political partyGreen Party
Spouse(s)Johannes Bah Kuhnke
WebsiteAlice Bah Kuhnke (mp)

Alice Bah Kuhnke (born Alice Bah; 21 December 1971) has been the Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy since October 2014. Formerly, she was a television presenter. She also helped found the think tank Sektor3.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Bah grew up in Horda in Småland, Sweden, the daughter of a Gambian father and a Swedish mother. She attended a track-and-field-oriented high school in Växjö and was one of the country's best female sprinters in the late 1980s, with the 200-meter dash her speciality.[3][4]

Television career[edit]

Bah's television career began with SVT's "Disney Club" in 1992. Between 1998 and 1999, she had her own talk show at TV4[5] and many other television assignments, including the current-event show "Kalla fakta".[6]

Political career[edit]

After leaving television to study political science, Bah headed a philanthropic fund at the Swedish insurance company Skandia.[7] From 2004 to 2007, she worked as Secretary General of the fair trade organization Rättvisemärkt.[5]

She was a member of the Swedish Church synod during 2006–2010,[8] a member of the board of the Royal Dramatic Theater,[9] and Vice President of YMCA-YWCA Sweden.[10]

In September 2009, Bah took the position of manager of environmental quality and corporate social responsibility at ÅF.[11] Alongside that job, she served on the board of a small[12] internet design firm, Doberman.[13]

On 3 October 2014, Bah was appointed Minister of Culture in the Löfven Cabinet.[14]

Personal life[edit]

In her late teens, Bah was engaged for two years to long jump Olympic finalist and World Silver Medalist Mattias Sunneborn.[15] In 1998, she married TV personality Henrik Johnsson, from whom she was divorced in 2002.[16] The following year, she married actor and singer Johannes Bah Kuhnke,[16] with whom she has three daughters.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cecilia Jacobsson (3 November 2008). "Nu går hon in i en helt ny sektor" (in Swedish). DN.se. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Alice Bah Kuhnke (MP) är ny kulturminister". SvD.se. 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. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ Sverige-bästa 1988, Svenska Friidrottsförbundets officiella friidrottsstatistik (Sweden's best 1988 – official statistics of the Swedish Athletics Federation) (in Swedish). CEWE-förlaget. 1989. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  5. ^ a b "Alice Bah Kuhnke - Värnamo kommun". Varnamo.se. 9 March 2008. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Alice Bah Kuhnke: "Studierna gjorde att jag slapp jobba med TV"". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Cv Alice Bah Kuhnke". Regeringskansliet. 8 October 2014. Archived from the original on 1 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Val till Kyrkomöte - valresultat". Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Dramaten". Dramatens blogg. Archived from the original on 20 June 2010.
  10. ^ "KFUM Sverige". kfuk-kfum.se. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  11. ^ "ÅF recruits Alice Bah Kuhnke as VP Sustainability & CSR" (Press release). Ad Hoc News. 29 April 2009. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  12. ^ "Doberman on Agency Spotter". Agency Spotter. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Resumé: Alice Bah till Doberman". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Alice Bah Kuhnke ny kulturminister". DN.SE. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  15. ^ "Sunneborns okända förlovning – med Alice Bah Kuhnke". Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Alice Bah har gift sig - med skådis". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Sunneborns okända förlovning – med Alice Bah Kuhnke". Retrieved 9 September 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth
Minister for Culture
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Birgitta Ohlsson
Minister for Democracy
2014–present
Incumbent