Barbro Holmberg

Barbro Holmberg (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbǎrːbroː ˈhɔ̂lmbærj]; born 7 April 1952) is a Swedish Social Democratic politician. On 10 October 2003 she was appointed Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy in the Swedish Government. As a consequence of the change of government following the 2006 government election, she left office on 6 October 2006 and in 2008 was appointed the governor of Gävleborg County.[1]

Barbro Holmberg
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Governor of Gävleborg
In office
21 January 2008 – 31 July 2015
(7 years, 191 days)
Appointed byFredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded byChrister Eirefelt
Succeeded byPer Bill
Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy
In office
10 October 2003 – 6 October 2006
(2 years, 361 days)
Preceded byJan O. Karlsson
Succeeded byTobias Billström
Personal details
Born (1952-04-07) 7 April 1952 (age 68)
Stensele, Sweden
Political partySwedish Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Thomas Nordegren
ChildrenElin Nordegren
Josefin Nordegren
Alma materStockholm University

Holmberg was born in Stensele, Västerbotten.[citation needed] She has a degree in social work from the Department of Social Work, Stockholm University.[citation needed]

She has been married twice. Her marriage to radio journalist Thomas Nordegren produced three children: one son, Axel and twin daughters Elin and Josefin.[citation needed] Elin Nordegren was married to Tiger Woods, an American professional golfer. Holmberg has three grandchildren. Two of whom, Sam and Charlie, are both the children of her daughter Elin and Woods.


  • 2008 – Governor of Gävleborg County
  • 2003 – Minister, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • 2003 – Director-General, Swedish Migration Board
  • 2002 – State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • 1999 – Political Adviser, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • 1999 – Project Leader, the Children's Project, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • 1998 – Secretary of the Committee appointed to review the activities of the Office of the Children's Ombudsman
  • 1996 – Secretary of the Committee on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (appointed to review Swedish legislation and practice in relation to the UN Convention)
  • 1995 – Editor, Socialpolitik magazine
  • 1989 – Freelance (assignments from the National Institute of Public Health, National Board of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Swedish Alcohol Retailing Monopoly, Swedish Association of Local Authorities, etc.)
  • 1980 – Editor, PsykologTidningen magazine
  • 1977 – Information Officer, National Association for Aid to Drug Abusers (RFHL)
  • 1976 – Research Assistant, National Board of Health and Welfare


  1. ^ "Woods' mother-in-law taken to hospital". RTÉ. 8 December 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2009.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jan O. Karlsson
Swedish Minister for Migration
2003 - 2006
Succeeded by
Tobias Billström