Anna-Karin Hatt

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Anna-Karin Hatt
Anna-Karin Hatt - Stockholm 2014.jpg
Minister for IT and Energy
In office
29 September 2011 – 3 October 2014
(3 years, 4 days)
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Herself (as Minister for IT and Regional Affairs)
Succeeded by Ibrahim Baylan
Minister for IT and Regional Affairs
In office
5 October 2010 – 29 September 2011
(359 days)
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Position Established
Succeeded by Herself (as Minister for IT and Energy)
Personal details
Born (1972-12-07) 7 December 1972 (age 43)
Gryteryd, Sweden
Political party Centre Party
Spouse(s) Ola Alterå
(1996-2002; 2 children; divorced)
Greger Hatt
(2009-2011; 1 child; divorced)

Anna-Karin Hatt (born 7 December 1972) is a Swedish politician who served as Minister for IT and Energy from 2011 to 2014, having previously served as Minister for IT and Regional Affairs from 2010 to 2011. She is a member of the Centre Party and also served as the party's state secretary in the central coordination office of the Government of Sweden from 2006 to 2010.[1]

Biography[edit]

Anna-Karin Hatt, born Andersson on December 7, 1972 and raised in Hylte municipality in Halland County, was from 1994-1998 part of the national board of the Center Party Youth League, and the 1995-1998 President of the Nordic Center Youth League. In the early 1990s Hatt studied political science, international relations and conflict and peace studies at the University of Gothenburg.

Hatt has been writing editorials in Hallands Nyheter and Södermanlands Nyheter in 1995 and became Permanent Secretary of the Center Party International Foundation. From 2000 she was Vice President of the Stockholm-based public relations agency Kind & Partners. She returned to politics in late 2003, when Maud Olofsson appointed her chief of staff for the Center Party, gave her a key role in the development of the Alliance election platform for the parliamentary election of 2006. During that time she assisted Maud Olofsson in writing the book Min dröm för Sverige, published in 2006.

Following the 2014 election defeat and her defeat from the Riksdag, Hatt announced that she will leave politics and step down as second deputy party leader in 2015.[2]

Personal life[edit]

The magazine Focus designated her as Sweden's 95th most powerful person in 2008.

Hatt was married to Ola Alterå from 1996 to 2002 and was then married to Greger Hatt from 2009 to 2011. She has three children, born in 1997, 2002 and 2011. She lives in southern Stockholm.

References[edit]

Party political offices
Preceded by
Position Established
Second Vice Chairman of the Centre Party
2011—2015
Succeeded by
Fredrick Federley
Political offices
Preceded by
Position Established
Minister for IT and Regional Affairs
2010-2011
Succeeded by
Herself
(as Minister for IT and Energy)
Preceded by
Herself
(as Minister for IT and Regional Affairs)
Minister for IT and Energy
2011—2014
Succeeded by
Ibrahim Baylan