Karin Enström

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Karin Enström
Karin Enström.jpg
Minister for Defence
In office
18 April 2012 – 3 October 2014
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Sten Tolgfors
Succeeded by Peter Hultqvist
Member of the Riksdag
for Stockholm County
Assumed office
2014
In office
1998–2012
Personal details
Born (1966-03-23) 23 March 1966 (age 50)
Uppsala, Sweden
Political party Moderate Party
Spouse(s) Anders Enström
Children 3
Occupation Amphibious Corps officer
Politician

Karin Märta Elisabeth Enström, previously Landerholm (born 23 March 1966) is a Swedish Moderate Party politician and military officer, who served as Minister for Defence in the Swedish government from 2012 to 2014.[1]

Political career[edit]

Enström has been a member of the Riksdag since 1998, representing Stockholm County. She was a member of the Defense Committee from 2002 to 2010, serving as its Chairman from 2008. After the 2010 general election she was appointed as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and was also a member of the War Delegation and the Foreign Policy Council. Enström was commissioned as an officer in 1987, passed the Royal War College (Kungliga Krigshögskolan) Public Course in 1988, and its higher course in 1993. She currently holds the rank of captain in the Swedish Amphibious Corps. She has been a member of the City Council of Vaxholm since 1994 and was chairman of the council from 2002 to 2006.

Other activities[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Enström is the daughter of surgeon general Staffan Landerholm and Olena (born Tingdahl). Her older brother, Henrik Landerholm, is Sweden's Ambassador to Riga since 1 September 2013.[3] Her sister, Louise Landerholm Bill, is married to Per Bill.

She is married to Anders Enström, a lieutenant colonel in the Amphibious Corps employed at the Navy Tactical Staff Headquarters. She has three children.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ She is the new Minister for Defence, Aftonbladet, 18 April 2012 (Swedish)
  2. ^ Members of the Council European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).
  3. ^ New Ambassador assumes office
  4. ^ Family and life, Aftonbladet, 18 April 2012 (Swedish)

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