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Statistics Sweden’s Director-General Stefan Lundgren nominated Auditor-General

Pressmeddelande | 2017-02-02

Today, the Parliamentary Committee on the Constitution unanimously nominated Stefan Lundgren as new Auditor-General with administrative responsibility. Mr Lundgren will take office as one of three new Auditors-General on 15 March this year. His new appointment is for seven years.

Mr Lundgren has held the position of Director-General of Statistics Sweden since 2009, when he succeeded acting Director-General Mats Wadman.

"It is with mixed feelings that I am leaving Statistics Sweden and all the remarkable co-workers. At the same time, I am very honoured to be entrusted with the task of heading the Swedish National Audit Office," says Mr Lundgren.

Statistics Sweden is currently in the midst of a major phase of development and change. These efforts will carry on to ensure that the agency is well-equipped to face future challenges. The Government will appoint a temporary Director-General of Statistics Sweden in the near future.


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Stefan Lundgren, born 1952, is a senior lecturer in national economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. He has held the position of Head of the Economic Affairs Department at the Ministry of Finance, and was the CEO of SNS (Studieförbundet näringsliv och samhälle) before his appointment as Director-General of Statistics Sweden.

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