Cecilia Malmström has served as European Commissioner for Trade between 2014 And 2019, having previously served as European Commissioner for Home Affairs from 2010 to 2014. In her previous position, she represented the EU in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international trade fora. She was responsible for negotiating bilateral trade agreements with key countries, including recently concluded agreements with Canada, Japan, Mexico and the four Mercosur countries, and for ongoing negotiations with, for example, Chile, Australia and New Zeeland.Prior to her appointment as Commissioner, she served as Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2006, and as Swedish Minister for European Union Affairs 2006–2010. She is a member of the Liberal People’s Party, which is represented by the ALDE group in the European Parliament.
Cecilia Malmström holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Department of Political Science of Göteborg University. Since January 2020 she is the holder of the Assar Gabrielsson professorship at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the university of Gothenburg in Sweden.