Kristina Persson

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Kristina Persson
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Minister for Nordic Cooperation
In office
3 October 2014 – 25 May 2016
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Ewa Björling
Succeeded by Margot Wallström
Minister for Strategic Development
In office
3 October 2014 – 25 May 2016
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Office abolished
Personal details
Born (1945-04-16) 16 April 1945 (age 73)
Östersund, Sweden
Political party Social Democrats
Occupation Economist

Inger Kristina Persson, (born 16 April 1945) is a Swedish politician of the Social Democrats.[1] She served as Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Minister for Strategic Development, under Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, from October 2014 to May 2016.[1]

She started her career in the Ministry of Finance in 1971, moved to the Secretariat for Future Studies and then spent the 1980s in the trade union movement — first at the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO), then at the LO-TCO Secretariat of International Trade Union Development, later at the Confederation of Nordic Trade Unions (NFS) secretariat, and finally at the white collar union TCO. During the 1990s she was an MP and then an MEP, before becoming a county governor and deputy governor of the Swedish central bank. From 2007 she led the think tank Global Challenge, which she had founded herself. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jämtlands förre landshövding Kristina Persson blir ny minister". Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Minister for Strategic Development Kristina Persson: make the Arctic "green" — Nordic Labour Journal". Nordiclabourjournal.org. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.

External links[edit]

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