Katarina Areskoug was previously the Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Stockholm for 5 years and worked before that as state secretary for foreign and EU affairs to the Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt. She has earlier worked for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and European Commission both in Brussels and Stockholm. She holds a BA from Lund University in International Business Administration and a Master of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently the Chair of the Centre for European Studies at Lund University.