Carl Bildt served as Sweden’s Prime Minister from 1991 to 1994.
During his tenure, he negotiated Sweden’s accession to the European Union, signing the agreement in June 1994.
He also undertook far-reaching liberalization and structural reforms to improve the competitiveness of Sweden and to modernize its old-style welfare system. In addition, Mr. Bildt served as a member of the Swedish Parliament from 1976 to 2001.
Mr. Bildt has also been very active in resolving the conflict in the Balkans — serving as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Balkans between May 1999 and July 2001.He was Chairman of the International Democrat Union from 1992 to 1999.
In the United States he serves on the Board of Trustees of the RAND Corporation, was a non-executive Director of the global asset management company Legg Mason as well as member of the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
He became Minister of Foreign Affairs in Oct 2006.
Carl Bildt is an informative and charismatic keynote speaker. With keen observations that reflect his dedication to the process of political and economic integration in Europe, he shows the qualities necessary to prosper in “Greater Europe”.