Fredrik Reinfeldt has been active in Swedish and international politics for over 25 years. As Party leader and Swedish Prime Minister, Mr Reinfeldt reinvented the Moderate Party (centre-right) and formed a four-party alliance that won two successive elections. During his time as Prime Minister, Reinfeldt reformed the Swedish economy and labour market, making Sweden one of the most competitive countries in Europe.
More than 300 000 new jobs were created despite the financial crisis. The Swedish economy had higher rates and sounder public finances than many other European countries during his time in office. Sweden was also the only country in the EU that lowered it’s national debt during the financial crisis.
Today Mr Reinfeldt holds international speeches on geopolitical situation, leadership and the need for job reforms in Europe.
Having been a member of the European Council for 8 years and its President for six months, he has an extensive international network. In February 2016 Mr Reinfeldt was elected 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.
In March 2016 Mr Reinfeldt was appointed as Senior Advisor to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Mr Reinfeldt hosted a TV interview series in 2016/2017 called “Toppmötet” (The Summit) with Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Jens Stoltenberg.