|Governor of Norrbotten County|
1 October 2012
|Cabinet of Reinfeldt|
|Minister for Financial Markets|
21 October 2004 - 6 October 2006
|Born||10 March 1955|
|Political party||Social Democrats|
Sven-Erik Österberg (born 10 March 1955 in Munktorp) is a Swedish official and former social-democratic politician. He is Governor of Norrbotten County since 1 October 2012. Österberg was Minister for Financial Markets from 2004 to 2006.
In 1991, he became municipal commissioner in Skinnskatteberg Municipality. 1994 he became a member of the Parliament of Sweden. 2004 to 2006, he was Deputy Minister of Finance in the Cabinet of Göran Persson, with responsibility for municipal and financial market issues. After the Social Democrat's defeat in the 2006 election, Österberg returned to being a member of parliament. From 2008 to 2011, he functioned as the group leader of the Social Democratic group in parliament.
On November 9, 2017, the Swedish government appointed Sven-Erik Österberg as new governor and head of the County Administrative Board in Stockholm County. He will take office on February 1, 2018. The appointment is for four years and expires on February 28, 2022.
Sven-Erik Österberg succeeds Chris Heister, whose appointment expired on 31 August 2017, after the government on 14 October withdrew the former appointment of Thomas Bodström as governor in Stockholm County.
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