Anitra Steen with Göran Persson in 2010.
|Spouse of the Prime Minister of Sweden|
6 December 2003 – 6 October 2006
|Prime Minister||Göran Persson|
|Preceded by||Annika Barthine|
|Succeeded by||Filippa Reinfeldt|
|Born||Anitra Linnéa Bergström
May 13, 1949
|Political party||Social Democrats|
|Spouse(s)||Göran Persson (2003-present)|
Between 1999 and May 2009, when she retired, she was the manager of Systembolaget, the Swedish state alcoholic beverage retailing monopoly. In that role she was forced to cope with a full blown corruption scandal, involving bribery of shop managers and senior staff by some major suppliers, including Vin & Sprit, formerly the producing and importing division of the Swedish state monopoly. Vin & Sprit is now owned by Pernod Ricard.
Steen was born in Fagersta, Västmanland. Since 6 December 2003 she has been married to Göran Persson, former Prime Minister of Sweden. Because of her personal connection to the head of the Swedish government, her independence as a board member of Scandinavian Airlines, which is jointly owned by the Scandinavian governments, has been put in question by some.[according to whom?]
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