Ann Linde is Minister for EU Affairs and Trade at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sweden. Previously, she served as State Secretary to the Minister of Home Affairs Anders Ygeman (2014-2016). She was also Head of the International Unit of the Party of European Socialists (PES) in Brussels (2013-2014). Between 2000-2013 Linde was Head of International Staff in the International Secretariat for the Swedish Social Democratic Party and a member of the party office management group. For much of her life, she has been a committed member of international youth committees. Notably, she was a permanent co-opted member in the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League (1981- 1991) and a member of the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Youth, where she took responsibility for the area of South Africa. Furthermore, Linde has been board member for The Anna Lindh Memorial Fund since 2015.