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Erik Åsbrink (right) with his wife Ylva Johansson

Erik Åsbrink (born 1 February 1947) is a Swedish politician and former minister in two Social Democratic governments led by Ingvar Carlsson and Göran Persson. Later Åsbrink took part in shaping the informal guidelines called the 'business code of ethics'.[1] Since July 2011 Åsbrink has been an international advisor to Goldman Sachs. [2] In this position Åsbrink gives the bank strategic consultancy on growth opportunities in Sweden and the Nordic countries.[2]

Åsbrink is married to fellow politician Ylva Johansson.


  1. ^ Sweden's new business code of ethics finalised Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine (in English), The Local, December 21, 2004.
  2. ^ a b "Åsbrink går till Goldman Sachs". Svenska Dagbladet. July 28, 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2013.

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Preceded by
Odd Engström
Deputy Minister for Finance
Succeeded by
Bo Lundgren
Preceded by
Göran Persson
Minister for Finance
Succeeded by
Bosse Ringholm