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Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd

Minister for Infrastructure
Ministry Of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Sweden

Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd is Sweden's Minister for Infrastructure.

Ms. Elmsäter-Svärd was previously County Commissioner of Finance at the Stockholm County Council. She joined the County Council in 2008 from the Parliament, where she was Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on the Labour Market, and previously of the Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Agriculture.

Ms. Elmsäter-Svärd held a seat in the Parliament from 1997 to 2008. She was a Municipal Commissioner in Södertälje, her home town, from 1994 to 1997. Before entering politics, Ms. Elmsäter-Svärd had a career as a hotel manager. She holds a Diploma in Market economics from Berghs School of Communication.