Former Politician, Economist
Former Prime Minister of Sweden 2006-2014
Fredrik Reinfeldt, has been active in Swedish and international politics for 25 years.
He was Prime Minister of Sweden 2006-2014 and chairman of the Moderate Party (centre-right) 2003-2015. He has been a member of the European Council for 8 years. He was the last President of the rotating presidency before the introduction of a full time President of the European Council.
Under his leadership, the Moderate Party has transformed its policies, branding itself "the New Moderates". Following a historic victory and a success for the New Moderates at the general elections in September of 2006, at the age of 41, Reinfeldt was elected Prime Minister.
Together with the three other political parties in the centre-right Alliance he succeeded in winning two successive elections and his government served together for 8 years (2006 until 2014) – the longest non-socialist government period in modern time in Sweden. During his time as Prime Minister Sweden transformed its economy and its labour market, making Sweden one of the most profiled reform countries of the developed world. There were more than 300 000 new jobs created. The Swedish economy had higher growth and better public finances then other comparable countries. Sweden was the only country in the EU that lowered its national debt during the financial crises.
Today Mr Reinfeldt holds international speeches on geopolitical situation, leadership, economy, European and Nordic politics.
In August 2019 Mr Reinfeldt was appointed chair of the newly formed Centrum för AMP. Centrum för AMP is a centre of excellence in the field of activating public spaces. It´s a Swedish model of the BID-concept (Business improvement district) that successfully has been used in for example New York and London.
During the years 2016-2019 Mr Reinfeldt held the post as chair to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The EITI is an international coalition of stakeholders working together to promote open and accountable management of natural resources.
Between 2016-2020 Mr Reinfeldt was appointed as Senior Advisor to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Since 2016 he is also Political Advisor to Nordic Capital, a leading Northern Europe private equity investor.