CV Peter Hultqvist

Published

Minister for Defence

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Portrait of Peter Hultqvist in a suit.
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist. The photo is from 2021. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Ministry of Defence

Party

Swedish Social Democratic Party

Areas of responsibility

  • Defence
  • Military Defence

Personal

Born 1958. Lives in Borlänge.

Educational background

1977
Hagaskolan, social sciences programme 

1976
Soltorgsskolan, technical upper secondary school 

1975
Gylle skola, compulsory school 

Positions and assignments

2014–
Minister for Defence 

2007–2014
Chair, HSB Dalarna 

1989–2014
Board member, HSB Dalarna 

2009–
Alternate member, Swedish Social Democratic Party Executive Committee 

2005–2009
Member, National Board of the Swedish Social Democratic Party 

2001–2005
Alternate member, National Board of the Swedish Social Democratic Party 

2001–
Chair, Swedish Social Democratic Party in Dalarna 

2011–2014
Chair, Parliamentary Committee on Defence Member, Defence Commission 

2010–2011
Group leader, Parliamentary Committee on the Constitution 

2006–2010
Member, Parliamentary Committee on Education 

2006–2014
Member of the Riksdag 

2002–2006
Chair Region Dalarna – The Regional Development Council of Dalarna County 

1998–2006
Municipal Commissioner in Borlänge, Chair of the Municipal Executive Board 

1989–1998
Municipal Commissioner in Borlänge, Deputy Chair of the Municipal Executive Board 

1985–1989
Journalist, Aktuellt i Politiken newspaper 

1983–1985
Journalist, Norrländska Socialdemokraten newspaper 

1977–1983
Journalist, Dala-Demokraten newspaper