Göran Persson is the former Prime Minister of Sweden and he has unique and far-reaching experience in public affairs, financial markets and international politics, as well an extensive network within international business and politics. He is currently Senior Advisor at JKL Group, working with blue chip clients in industries spanning financial markets, technology, energy and heavy industry. He also serves as Chairman of the Boards of Sveaskog, Scandinavian Biogas and the Swedish Air Ambulance Service.
Before becoming Prime Minister and Party Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, he served as Minister of Finance between 1994 and 1996 and Minister for Schools in the 1990s. During Sweden’s presidency of EU in 2001, he was President of the European Council. He is also a member of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation.