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Nils Öberg

Nils Öberg

Director-General of the Swedish Prison and Probation Service

He has held a number of senior roles at the Swedish Ministry of Justice, including Director of Division for EU Affairs, Deputy Director-General of the Division for Police and Prosecution Issues, and most recently Director-General for Administrative Affairs.

Nils was a civil servant in Swedish Commissioner Anita Gradin’s cabinet at the European Commission in Brussels, with responsibility for issues relating to the Commissioner’s portfolio (justice and home affairs cooperation within the EU).

He was awarded his MSC and PhD at the Department of Government at Uppsala University, Sweden. Previously he attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.