Cecilia Malmström

Dr Cecilia Malmström

EU Commissioner for TRADE

European Commission, EU

As EU Commissioner for TRADE since 1st November 2014, Cecilia Malmström is pursuing an ambitious trade agenda to the benefit of European citizens, SMEs and the broader economy. She is representing the EU in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international trade fora.

She is negotiating bilateral trade agreements with key countries, including reaching a balanced and reasonable Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the U.S. that respects Europe’s safety, health, social and data protection standards, and our cultural diversity.

As EU Commissioner for Home Affairs 2010-2014, she was responsible for the European Commission’s work within the fields of asylum and migration, police cooperation, border control and the fight against organized crime and human trafficking.

Formerly a Member of the European Parliament and Minister for European Affairs of Sweden. As Minister for European Affairs, Cecilia was responsible for issues such as the Lisbon Treaty, the EU strategy for growth and employment and the review of the EU budget and for the preparation and co-ordination of the Swedish EU Presidency.

Cecilia has a Ph.D. in political science and was a researcher at Göteborg University in Sweden for several years, teaching in European politics.


Photo: ©Jennifer Jacquemart


Panel Discussion

Re-thinking Globalisation in Light of Trade Disputes and Shifting Security Landscapes

Dr Melinda Crane | Deutsche Welle TV, USA/Germany (Moderator)

Dr Stefanie Babst | NATO, Begium

Dr Amy Jadesimi | LADOL (Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base), Nigeria

Nicole de Paula | Global Health Asia Institute, Thailand

Ellen Zentner | Morgan Stanley, USA

Dr Cecilia Malmström | European Commission, EU


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