Worldwide Guide to Women in
Sweden Local Leaders
Also see Sweden Ministers
1968-70 Chairperson of the Municipal Council of Stockholm Eva Remens
1974-92 Landshövding (Governor) Camilla Odhnoff, Blekinge Län
Former Minister. She lived (1928-2013)
1977-82 Landshövding Astrid Kristensson, Kroneberg Län
Former MP, she lived (1917-2000)
1980-89 Landshövding Elvy Olsson, Örebro Län
MP for the Center Party 1964-80, Minister of Housing 1976-78 (b. 1923-)
1983-88 Landshövding Britt Mogård, Kronoberg Län
Former minister. She lived (1923-2012)
1986-92 Landshövding Lilly Hansson, Darlarnas Län
Former MP, (b. 1927-)
1990-96 Landshövding Anita Bråkenheim, Kristianssand Län
1996-2002 Landshövding Kalmar Län
1992-95 Landshövding Görel Bohlin, Västerbottens Län
1993-97 Landshövding Ann-Cathrine Haglund, Malmöhus Län
1997-2002 Landshövding af Uppsala Län
1995-2004 Landshövding Gerd Engman, Örebro Län
Former State Secretary
1996-2001 Landshövding Kristina Persson Johansson, Jämtland Län
Appointed Minister of Strategy in 2014.
1997-2004 Landshövding Karin Starrin, Hallands Län
1998-2004 Landshövding Birgit Friggebo, Jönköping Län
1998-2004 Ladshövding Lillemor Arvidsson, Gotland
2001-2002 Acting Landshövding Uno Svaleryd, Jämtlands Län
2001-02 and 2006-07 Acting
Landshövding Inger Eriksson, Dalarna
As the Lantråd, Deputy Governor, she acted from Gunnar Björk resigned until Ingrid Dahlberg took office 6 month's later and again from December-May when Maria Norrfalk replaced Dahlberg.
2002–08 Landshövding Maggi Mikaelsson, Jämtlands Län
MP for the Leftwing Party (Vänsterpartiet) 1988-2002. (b. 1946-)
2002-08 Landshövding Ingegerd Wärnersson,
2002-08 Landshövding Ingrid Dahlberg, Dalarnas Län
Former Journalist, Director of TV Fiction at the National Television, Managing Director of the theater Dramaten. (b. 1941)
2002-03 Acting Landshövding Monica Robin Svensson, Gävleborgs län
Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners
Annika Billström, Stockholm
As Chairperson of the Boad of Commissioners, the Councillor of Finance is in effect the Mayor of the Capital of Sweden. Leader of the local Social Democrats until 2006. The 1. Vice-Chair of the Executive Council was Kristina Axén Olin, the 2. Vice-Chair Ann-Margarethe Livh
2003-04 Landshövding Kerstin Wallin, Värmlands
Former Mayor of Bräcke and Vice-Chairperson of the Association of Municipalities. (b. 1945-)
2004-09 Landshövding Marianne Samuelsson, Gotland
MP 1988-91 and 1994-2002 and Spokesperson of Miljöpartiet de Gröna 1992-99. (b. 1945-).
2004-12 Landshövding Eva Eriksson, Värmland Län
Vice-Chairperson of Folkpartiet 1993-2001 and MP 1994-98. (b. 1947-).
2006-08 Chairperson of the the Board of Commissioners Kristina Axén Olin, Stockholm
She was Councillor of Social Affairs 1998-2002, Vice-Chairperson of the Council of Councillors (Oppostion Councillor (Oppostionsborgerråd) 2002-06, Vice-Chairperson of the "National" Moderate Party since 2003 and from 2006 Councillor of Finance (Finansborgerråd) and de-facto Lord Mayor of Stockholm until her resignation for personal reasons. From 2006 the Vice-Chairs of the Executive Council were Carin Jämtin and Ann-Katrin Åslund (b. 1962-).
Acting Landshövding Lise-Lotte Reiter, Skåne
2007-15 Landshövding Maria Norrfalk, Dalarna Län
Director General of the Forest Administration 1994-2003, Director General of the Swedish Development Agency, sida, 2003-07. Her deputy, the Länråd, is Inger Eriksson. (b. 1952-).
Alsér, Kronoberg Län
Former manager of a number of private companies. (b. 1956-).
Holmberg, Gävleborg Län
State Secretary of Foreign Affairs in charge of Development Aid 2002-03, Minister of Migration 2003-06. Her deputy is Gun-Marie Pettersson. (b. 1952-).
2008-14 Landshövding Britt Bohlin
Parliamentary Leader of the Social Democrats 2001-08. (b. 1956-) .
2008-12 Landshövding Chris Heister,
2012- Landshövding of Stockholm Län
Vice-Chairperson of Moderaterne 1999-2003, and Chief Commissioner and Councillor of Finance (County Mayor) of the County of Stockholm 2006-08. (b. 1950-).
Rose-Marie Frebran, Örebro
Christian Democrat MP 1991-2002 and 3. Deputy Speaker 1998-2002. (b. 1948-).
2008 Acting Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners
Carin Jämtin, Stockholm
Vice-Chairperson of the Executive Council and Leader of the Opposition 2006-11, she was Acting Lord Mayor until the governing Moderate Party had chosen a successor to Kristina Axén Olin. Party Secretary of the Social Democrats since 2011 and Acting Party Leader in 2012 after the resignation of the party chair after 10 months in office. She is former Minister. (b. 1964-)
2008-11 Landshövding Gunvor Engström, Blekinge
Former civil servant and head of various organisations and a bank. (b. 1950).
2010-16 Landshövding Minoo Akhtarzand, Jönköpings län
2016- Landshövding of Västermanlands Län
Among others former Director General of the Rail Administration. (b. 1956-)
Cecilia Schelin Seidegård, Gotland Län
Public Administrator and business manager. (b. 1954-).
2010- Landshövding Elisabeth Nilsson, Östergötlands län
Business Manager (b. 1953-)
2011- Landshövding Berit Andnor Bylund, Blekinge
Social Democrat MP 1991-2010 and Minister of Social Affairs 2004-06. (b. 1954-)
2011-12 Acting Landshövding Katarina Kämpe, Stockholms Län
As the Deputy Governor, Länsöverdirektör, since 2010, she took over the duties after the death of her predecessor.
2011-12 Acting Landshövding Anne-Li Fiskesjö, Kalmar Län
2012 Acting Landshövding Birgitta Heijer, Västerbotten
As the Deputy Government, Länsråd, since 2009, she acted after Chris Hester was appointed Governor of Stockholm
2012- Landshövding Magdalena
Andersson, Västerbotten Län
Moderate MP 2003-12.
2012-16 Landshövding Margareta Pålsson, Skåne Län
Moderate MP 2002-12. (1949-)
2012- Landshövding Liselott Hagberg, Södermanlands län
Former MP and Deputy Speaker 2006-12. (b. 1958-)
2014- Landshövding Lena Sommestad, Hallands Län
Social Democrat MP 2012-14, Deputy Environment Minister 2002 and Environment Minister 2002-06. (1957-)
2015- Landshövding Maria Larsson, Örebro län
Former Christian Democrat MP and Deputy Minsiter of Social Affairs 2006-2014. (b. 1956-)
2015- Landshövding Ylva Thörn, Darlana Län
2017- Landshövding Ingrid Burman, Kronoberg Län
Last update 20.02.17