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CV Johan Pehrson


Minister for Employment and Integration

Ministry of Employment


Liberal Party

Areas of responsibility

  • Labour market
  • Integration
  • Efforts to counter exclusion


  • 1994-1995
    Diploma in Legal Studies, King’s College, London
  • 1993-1996
    Courses in Economic History, Uppsala University
  • 1990-1996
    LLM, Uppsala University

Positions and assignments

  • 2022-
    Minister for Employment and Integration
  • 2022-
    Party Leader, Liberal Party
  • 2018-2022
    Member of the Riksdag
  • 2015-2018
    CEO, Watt & Veke
  • 2001-2002
    Party Secretary, Liberal Party
  • 1998-2015
    Member of the Riksdag
  • 1997-1998
    District Court Clerk, Örebro District Court
  • 1996-1997
    Political Secretary, Liberal Party
  • 1994
    Leader Writer, Nerikes Allehanda
  • 1993-1994
    Lawyer, Gota Bank Fonder AB
  • 1993-1994
    Political Adviser, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
  • 1992-1993
    Political Adviser, Ministry of Finance
  • 1989-1990
    Bank Clerk, Götabanken
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Johan Pehrson, Minister for Employment and Integration
Johan Pehrson, Minister for Employment and Integration Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices

Work is the foundation of prosperity in Sweden and of individual empowerment, and integration must be strengthened. We need more people to join the workforce and less exclusion. The work-first principle must take centre stage. A focus on work, language and gender equality is especially important for empowering foreign-born women.


Johan Pehrson was born in 1968 and lives in Stockholm. He is married and has four children.