Mr. Jan-Olof Lind was appointed as the State Secretary by the Minister of Defence in January 2019.
Between 2010-2018, Mr Lind was Director-General at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI).
Before that, he was Acting Director-General, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Chair for the Research & Technology Directors at European Defence Agency (EDA), Deputy Director-General, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), National Armaments Director (NAD) of Sweden, Acting Director-General, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), Director at the Ministry of Defence, Department for Military Affairs and Principal Secretary in the Government Commission on Officer training and education.
Mr Lind has studied Economics and Business Administration at Stockholm University.
How to find a comprehensive coherence between NATO and European defence initiatives like PESCO? Is the EU’s Strategic Compass concretising the essential role of European defence cooperation as a collective security provider? What are the risks and opportunities of the common defence and security strategy for European allies in the 2030 horizon?
How to improve the defence procurement policies of CEE countries in order to establish themselves as a competitive player in the European market? What role and responsibility do larger EU Member States have in helping build a pan-European defence industry to reduce material dependency on the United States? How can organizations like the European Defence Agency better spur more technological innovation?