Swedish nationality. Married with two children.
European Commissioner for Trade - 2014-present.
European Commissioner for Home Affairs - 2010-14.
Minister for EU Affairs, Sweden - 2006-10.
Vice-President of Folkpartiet (Swedish Liberal Party) - 2007-10.
Member of Folkpartiet Party Executive - 2001-10.
Member of the European Parliament - 1999-2006.
Member of Västra Götaland Regional Council - 1998-2001.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Göteborg University - 1998-99.
Ph.D. in Political Science, Göteborg University - 1998.
Vice Chair of Göteborg Municipal Immigration Committee - 1994-98.
Lay assessor at Göteborg City Court - 1991-94.
Translator and technical assistant and with SKF in Paris, Stuttgart and Barcelona - 1986-89.