CV Pål Jonson

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Minister for Defence

Pål Jonson
Pål Jonson, Minister for Defence Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Ministry of Defence

Party

Moderate Party 

Areas of responsibility

  • Defence
  • Military defence

Personal

Pål Jonson was born in 1972 in Arvika. He is married and has three children.

Education

2009
Visiting researcher at NATO Defense College, Rome   

2005
PhD in War Studies, Kings College London 

1999
Master’s degree in European policy, College of Europe Bruges 

1997
Bachelor’s degree in international policy, Georgetown University 

Positions and assignments

2022–
Minister for Defence 

2020–2022
Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Defence 

2016–2022
Member of the Riksdag 

2014–2016
Secretary-General, Swedish Atlantic Council 

2013–2016
Communications Director, Swedish Security & Defence Industry Association 

2010–2012
Chair of the Moderate Party in Värmland 

2010-2022
Member of the Municipal Council of Arvika 

2007-2012
Foreign policy adviser, Moderate Party Parliamentary Secretariat 

2006–2007
Political adviser, Ministry of Defence 

2000–2005
Security policy analysis, Swedish Defence Research Agency