SWEDEN | New Chief Ombudsman appointed

Erik Nymansson started his position as Chief Parliamentary Ombudsman on 1 October 2021.

His previous employment was at the Supreme Administrative Court where he has been appointed Justice since 2010.

Prior to that he held the position of Head of the Administrative and Legal Department at the Ministry of Finance. Erik Nymansson has also been a Special Inquiry Investigator in several governmental investigations and a member of the Judges Proposal Board.

There are four Parliamentary Ombudsmen and they are appointed directly by the Riksdag (parliament). They are elected for a four-year period and can be reelected.

One of the ombudsmen has the title of Chief Parliamentary Ombudsman and is responsible for administration, deciding, for instance, which areas of responsibility are to be allocated to the other ombudsmen.


Source: Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsmen, Sweden

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