Stockholm, Kingdom of Sweden: The Swedish Government has announced the appointment of former Swedish Representative to the European Union, and erstwhile Ambassador to Finland, Anders Ahnlid, as the novel director general of the National Trade Board (Kommerskollegium).
The National Board of Trade is the Swedish government agency for international trade, the EU internal market and trade policy.
Ambassador Anders Ahnlid is ideal for the position being an experienced negotiator in trade issues. As per statement the Foreign Trade Minister Anna Hallberg highlighted that ‘the authority has an important task, above all in improving possibilities for Sweden’s international trade in many ways’.
Ahnlid took office as director general on 17 August 2020 for an authority that goes back to 1651. He has served as Swedish Permanent Representative to the European Union in Brussels, Delegate before the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, adviser for trade issues at the Foreign Ministry, and has served as a diplomat in at the Swedish Representation in Geneva, and at the country’s embassy to the United States in Washington D.C.
Picture by Katinka Igelberg/Kommerskollegium