Chairman, Sveaskog; Former Prime Minister of Sweden, Sweden
Göran Persson served as Prime Minister of Sweden between 1996 and 2006. During Sweden’s EU Presidency in 2001, Mr. Persson was President of the European Council. He served as Minster of Finance and Minister of Schools in the 1990s before becoming Prime Minister and Party Chairman of the Social Democratic Party.
As Finance Minister Mr. Persson led a period of rapid and sustained economic recovery. He has unique experience in international politics and within the EU. He is known for his broad personal knowledge of issues such as climate change, European relations with Russia, and challenges facing the Swedish welfare state.
Since leaving the political realm, Mr. Persson currently holds the position of Chairman of Sveaskog, a leading Swedish forestry business.