Mikael Damberg

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Mikael Damberg
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Minister for Enterprise
Assumed office
3 October 2014
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Annie Lööf
Leader of the Social Democrats
in the Swedish Riksdag
In office
23 February 2012 – 3 October 2014
Preceded by Carina Moberg
Succeeded by Tomas Eneroth
Member of the Riksdag
Assumed office
30 September 2002
Constituency Stockholm County
Personal details
Born (1971-10-13) 13 October 1971 (age 45)
Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden
Political party Social Democrats
Alma mater Stockholm University

Lars Mikael Damberg (born 13 October 1971) is a Swedish politician of the Social Democrats. He has been Minister for Enterprise since 3 October 2014. He has been Member of the Riksdag since 2002, representing Stockholm County, and was Leader of the Social Democrats in the Riksdag from 2012 to 2014.[1]

Political career and education[edit]

Damberg was born in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden. His father is the former Swedish Social Democratic party treasurer Nils-Gösta Damberg and his mother former chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Youth Riita-Liisa Damberg.[2] He joined the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League in the late 1980s and served as a member of the board of the organization between 1993 and 1997.[3] He also served as a member of the municipal council in Solna Municipality between 1991 and 2002.[3] He is chairman of the Social Democratic party district in Stockholm County since 2004.[3]

Between 1995 and 1997, Damberg worked as a political assistant to Minister for Defence Thage G. Peterson, and between 1997 and 1999 as political assistant and speechwriter to Prime Minister Göran Persson.[3] Between 1999 and 2003, he was chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League.[3]

Damberg has served as a member of the Swedish parliament since 2002, representing the Stockholm County constituency.[1] In the parliament he served as deputy chairman of the Committee on Education and as a member of the War Delegation.[1] He has served as a member of the Committee on Education since 2002.[1] He previously served as a deputy member of the Committee on Defence between 2002 and 2006, and as a deputy member of the Committee on Finance between 2006 and 2010.[1]

Damberg earned a degree in public administration from Stockholm University in 2000.[3]

Damberg also attented the Bilderberg Meeting in 2015 in Telfs-Buchen, Austria

Minister for Enterprise[edit]

Damberg was appointed Minister for Enterprise on 3 October 2014, serving in the cabinet of Stefan Löfven.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Mikael Damberg (S)". Parliament of Sweden. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Holmqvist, Anette (5 August 1998). "En rappare tar över SSU". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "CV" (PDF). Mikael Damberg/Swedish Social Democratic Party. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Niklas Nordström
Chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League
1999 – 2003
Succeeded by
Ardalan Shekarabi
Preceded by
Carina Moberg
Leader of the Social Democrats in the Riksdag
2012 –2014
Succeeded by
Tomas Eneroth
Government offices
Preceded by
Annie Lööf
Minister for Enterprise
2014–
Succeeded by
Incumbent