EU COMMISSIONER FOR TRADE
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Cecilia Malmström has served as European Commissioner for Trade since 2014, having previously served as European Commissioner for Home Affairs from 2010 to 2014. In her current position, she represents the EU in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international trade fora. Cecilia Malmström is responsible for negotiating bilateral trade agreements with key countries, including the recently concluded agreements with Japan, Canada and Singapore, and in ongoing negotiations with for Chile and the Mercosur countries among others.
Prior to her appointment as a commissioner, she served as a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2006, and as Swedish Minister for European Union Affairs from 2006–2010. She is a member of the Liberal People’s Party, which is represented by the A.L.D.E. in the European Parliament. Cecilia Malmström holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, from the Department of Political Science at GöteborgUniversity.