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
In office
Personal details
Born (1966-04-23) 23 April 1966 (age 49)
Uppsala, Sweden
Political party Moderate Party
Spouse(s) Anders Enström
Children 3
Occupation Military Officer

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

She has been a member of the Riksdag since 1998, representing Stockholm County. After the 2010 general election she was appointed Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and was a member of the War Delegation and the Foreign Policy Council. Previously she was a member of the Defense Committee from 2002 to 2010. From 2008 to 2010, she was Chairman of the Defense Committee.

Enström graduated as an officer in 1987, underwent 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 in Vaxholm since 1994 and was a councilor chairman from 2002 to 2006.

Personal life[edit]

She 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.[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ She is the new Minister for Defence, Aftonbladet, 18 April 2012 (Swedish)
  2. ^ New Ambassador assumes office
  3. ^ Family and life, Aftonbladet, 18 April 2012 (Swedish)

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