Karin Enström

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Karin Enström
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Minister for Defence
In office
18 April 2012 – 3 October 2014
Prime MinisterFredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded bySten Tolgfors
Succeeded byPeter Hultqvist
Member of the Riksdag
for Stockholm County
Assumed office
In office
Personal details
Born (1966-03-23) 23 March 1966 (age 55)
Uppsala, Sweden
Political partyModerate Party
Spouse(s)Anders Enström
OccupationAmphibious Corps officer

Karin Märta Elisabeth Enström, previously Landerholm (born 23 March 1966) is a Swedish Moderate Party politician and military officer, who served as Minister for Defence in the Swedish government from 2012 to 2014.[1]

Political career[]

Enström has been a member of the Riksdag since 1998, representing Stockholm County. She was a member of the Defense Committee from 2002 to 2010, serving as its Chairman from 2008. After the 2010 general election she was appointed as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and was also a member of the War Delegation and the Foreign Policy Council. Enström was commissioned as an officer in 1987, passed the Royal War College (Kungliga Krigshögskolan) common course in 1988, and its higher course in 1993. She currently holds the rank of captain in the Swedish Amphibious Corps. She has been a member of the City Council of Vaxholm since 1994 and was chairman of the council from 2002 to 2006.

Other activities[]

Personal life[]

Enström is the daughter of Staffan Landerholm and Olena (born Tingdahl). Her older brother, , is Sweden's Ambassador to Riga since 1 September 2013.[3] Her sister, , is married to Per Bill.

She is married to , a lieutenant colonel in the Amphibious Corps employed at the Navy Tactical Staff Headquarters. She has three children.[4]


  1. ^ She is the new Minister for Defence, Aftonbladet, 18 April 2012 (in Swedish)
  2. ^ Members of the Council European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).
  3. ^ New Ambassador assumes office
  4. ^ Family and life, Aftonbladet, 18 April 2012 (in Swedish)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by

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