Elisabeth Backteman

State Secretary, Swedish Ministry for Rural Affairs

Elisabeth Backteman is State Secretary to the Minister for Rural Affairs of Sweden, Sven-Erik Bucht. She also is the Chair of the Swedish FAO Committee. Before joining the ministry, she served as Operational Manager and Financial Manager of the Swedish Migration Board. Previous positions held include Chair of the Swedish Centre for International Youth Exchange, Political Adviser to Prime Minister Göran Persson, Deputy Director in the Ministry of Finance and First Auditor in the Swedish National Audit Office. Ms. Backteman graduated from the Public Sector Management Programme, Swedish Institute of Management, Stockholm School of Economics and has a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, History of Economics and Economics, Stockholm University