Östros in 2010.
|Minister for Enterprise and Energy|
21 October 2004 –6 October 2006
|Prime Minister||Göran Persson|
|Preceded by||Leif Pagrotsky|
|Succeeded by||Maud Olofsson|
|Minister for Education|
4 October 1998 –21 October 2004
|Prime Minister||Göran Persson|
|Preceded by||Carl Tham|
|Succeeded by||Leif Pagrotsky|
Björn Thomas Waaranperä
26 January 1965
|Political party||Social Democrats|
|Alma mater||Uppsala University|
Thomas Östros (born 26 January 1965) is a Swedish economist, former Social Democratic politician and CEO of the Swedish Bankers' Association. In 2015 he was named Executive Director for Northern Europe at the International Monetary Fund.
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of 189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. Formed in 1944 at the Bretton Woods Conference primarily by the ideas of Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes, it came into formal existence in 1945 with 29 member countries and the goal of reconstructing the international payment system. It now plays a central role in the management of balance of payments difficulties and international financial crises. Countries contribute funds to a pool through a quota system from which countries experiencing balance of payments problems can borrow money. As of 2016, the fund had SDR477 billion.
Östros was born in Malmberget, as Björn Thomas Waaranperä, the son of an explosives worker and a housewife. His parents changed their Tornedalian family name to Östros when they moved from Norrland to Västerås, because it was easier to pronounce.
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Norrland is the northernmost, largest and least populated of the three traditional lands of Sweden, consisting of nine provinces. The term Norrland is not used for any administrative purpose, but as a historical region, it is common in everyday language, e.g., in weather forecasts.
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Östros has a licentiate degree (a graduate degree in the Swedish university system) in economics from Uppsala University.During his time at university, he was an active member of the local branch of Social Democratic Students of Sweden. He also served as a councillor in the Uppsala Municipal Council.
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