1982-83, Accounting and Auditing courses, and non-degree courses, Linköping University. 1984-90, Accountant; 1989, Member, Vadstena Municipal Council; 1990-94, Accounting Manager; 1994, Political Administrator, Moderate Party Secretariat, Riksdag. With European Parliament: 1995-2002, Member, European Parliament and EPP-ED Group; 1999-2002, Leader, Moderate Party delegation; 2004-06, Vice-Chair, European People's Party. With Riksdag, Swedish Parliament: 2002-06, Member of Parliament. Since 2006, Minister for International Development Cooperation.