State Secretary to Anna Hallberg


Krister Nilsson is State Secretary to Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg. State secretaries are politically appointed senior officials at the Government Offices who lead the work of a ministry directly under the head of the ministry or another minister. State secretaries are responsible for planning and coordination.

Krister Nilsson
Krister Nilsson Kristan Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

CV - Krister Nilsson

Areas of responsibility

• Foreign trade

• Nordic affairs


Born in 1967. Lives in Varmdö outside Stockholm. Married, one child.

Positions and assignments

State Secretary to Anna Hallberg, 2019

Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs

Deputy CEO, Prime PR, 2018

Partner and Senior Consultant, Prime PR, 2009-2018

Senior Consultant, Prime PR, 2008

HKN-Consulting, 2008

State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, 2002-2006

Political Adviser, Ministry of the Environment, 1998-2002

Project Manager, Olof Palme International Centre, 1998

Political Adviser, Social Democratic Delegation, 1996-1998

European Parliament, Brussels,

International Secretary, 1993-1996

Swedish Social Democratic Youth League,

Quality Engineer, Volvo Flygmotor, Trollhättan, 1987–1993


Elected representative, Swedish Social Democratic Youth League,
district chair and board member

Elected representative, Trollhättan and Värmdö municipalities

Alternate board member, Värmdö Hamnar AB

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