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Carl Haglund

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Carl Haglund
Member of the Finnish Parliament
for Uusimaa
In office
22 April 2015 – 30 July 2016
Minister of Defence[1]
In office
5 July 2012 – 29 May 2015
Prime MinisterJyrki Katainen
Alexander Stubb
Preceded byStefan Wallin
Succeeded byJussi Niinistö
Member of the European Parliament
for Finland
In office
14 July 2009 – 4 July 2012
Succeeded byNils Torvalds
Leader of the Swedish People's Party of Finland
In office
10 June 2012 – 12 June 2016
Preceded byStefan Wallin
Succeeded byAnna-Maja Henriksson
Personal details
Born (1979-03-29) 29 March 1979 (age 45)
Espoo, Finland
Political partySwedish People's Party
SpouseMichaela Sofia

Carl Christoffer ”Calle” Haglund (born 29 March 1979 in Espoo) is the CEO of Veritas,[2] a Finnish Pension insurance company, former MP, former chairman of the Swedish People's Party and the former Minister of Defence. He was member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 2009 to 2012. Haglund was elected chairman of his party in June 2012.[3] Haglund serves as the chairman of the board for Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA and Research Institute of the Finnish Economy Etla.[4] Haglund also currently serves on the board of Aktia Bank Plc and Enersense International Plc.

In the 2015 Finnish parliamentary election Haglund received over 21,000 votes, the fourth largest number of votes in the country.[5] In March 2016, Haglund announced that he would not run for another term as the chairman, as he was disappointed in politics and wanted to spend more time with his family.[6] On 12 June 2016, he was followed by the former Minister of Justice of Finland Anna-Maja Henriksson.[7]

On 21 June 2016, Haglund announced that he would leave the Parliament to work for the Chinese bioenergy company Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group.[8] He left his seat on 30 July and was followed by Veronica Rehn-Kivi.[9] In 2018 he joined Accenture as its Nordic head of banking and insurance business.[10]


Haglund obtained his International Baccalaureate (IB) at Mattlidens Gymnasium in Espoo. He obtained his MBA from the Hanken School of Economics in 2007.

Personal life[edit]

Haglund has Fenno-Swedish background. He has two children with his former wife.



  1. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Defence". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Carl Haglund appointed as CEO of Veritas Pension Insurance | Veritas". 12 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Carl Haglund valittiin Rkp:n uudeksi puheenjohtajaksi". Yle. 10 June 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Etlan ja EVAn hallituksille uusi puheenjohtaja: Carl Haglund Jorma Ollilan seuraajaksi".
  5. ^ Haapavaara, Heikki (February 16, 2017). "Carl Haglund urasiirrostaan: "Oli loogista siirtyä elinkeinoelämän palvelukseen"". Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  6. ^ "Carl Haglund paljastaa HS:lle: "Jätän Rkp:n puheenjohtajuuden – usko järkevän politiikan tekemiseen katosi"". Helsingin sanomat. 25 March 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Anna-Maja Henriksson valittiin Rkp:n puheenjohtajaksi – "Me teimme sen. Me rikoimme lasikaton!"". Helsingin sanomat. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Haglund jättää kansanedustajan tehtävät – Siirtyy biojalostamoa Kemiin suunnittelevaan kiinalaisyhtiöön". Yle. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Veronica Rehn-Kivi aloittaa kansanedustajana". Eduskunta. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Finland's ex-minister Haglund joins Accenture's Nordic unit". YLE. 2018-08-06.
  11. ^ "Försvarsminister Carl Haglund har tilldelats stora korset av Nordstjärneorden". Puolustusministeriö (in Swedish). Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  12. ^ "Itsenäisyyspäivän korkein kunniamerkki Mäkiselle, Herlinille ja Rehnille". ts.fi (in Finnish). 2014-12-03. Retrieved 2021-09-07.

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by Leader of the Swedish People's Party of Finland
Succeeded by