Born in 1952. Ystad. B.A. in Business Administration, University of Lund, Officer in the Reserve of the Armoured Forces. Product Manager, Swedish Unilever, 1976-1980, Chairman of the Moderate Youth Federation, 1979-1984, President, DEMYC, 1981-1983, Executive Director, think tank Timbro Idé, 1986-1991. Party Secretary-General, 1991-2000, Managing Director of the Institute of Reform, 2000-2002, Member of the Royal Council for Foreign Affairs, 1991-1994, Chairman, Jarl Hjalmarson-Foundation, 1994-2000. Member Swedish Parliament, 1982-2004, Member Committee of Finance and Spokesman on Economic Affairs, 1999-2002, Chairman Committee on the Constitution. Director Foundation for Public Service Broadcasting in Sweden. Chairman of the International Committee of the Moderate Party. Chairman - Sweden-Israel Friendship Association. Cross of Commander for the Order of Merits to Lithuania. MEP since 2004.