Lena Ek

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Lena Ek
Minister for the Environment
In office
29 September 2011 – 3 October 2014
Prime MinisterFredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded byAndreas Carlgren
Succeeded byÅsa Romson
Personal details
Born (1958-01-16) 16 January 1958 (age 61)
Mönsterås, Sweden
Political partyCentre Party
Spouse(s)Anders Ek
Alma materLund University

Lena Ek (born 16 January 1958 in Mönsterås, Kalmar County) is a Swedish politician who served as Minister for the Environment from 2011 to 2014. She is a former Member of the European Parliament and Member of the Riksdag. She is a member of the Centre Party, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.

She sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. She was also a substitute for the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, and a member of the delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

Her son, Magnus Ek, is chairman of the Centre Party Youth since 2015.


  • Degree in law
  • University lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Lund University (1987–1994)
  • District Chairwoman, Centre Party, Östergötland (1993–1995)
  • Chairwoman of Centre Party women's association (1998–2000)
  • Member of the Centre Party executive (since 1998)
  • Member of the party's executive committee (since 2000)
  • Municipal Commissioner, Valdemarsvik (1994–1998)
  • County councillor and substitute member of the Östergötland County Council Executive Committee (1994–1998)
  • Member of the Swedish Parliament (1998–2004)
  • Centre Party's spokesman on economic policy (1998–2004)
  • Member of the European Parliament (2004-2011)
  • Minister for the Environment (2011– 2014)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Andreas Carlgren
Minister for the Environment
Succeeded by
Åsa Romson