Cecilia Malmström, a Swedish citizen, is former European Commissioner for Trade in the European Commission in Brussels and current Visiting Professor at the Göteborg School of Economics.
She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Gothenburg, and for several years she taught in European politics, regionalism and terrorism. She was elected to the European Parliament in 1999, reelected in 2004 but left in 2006 to serve as Minister of European Affairs in the Swedish government. In 2010, she was appointed Commissioner for Home affairs in the European Commission, Brussels and in 2014 Commissioner for Trade. She has published books and academic articles on European Politics, Spanish and Italian politics and Migration issues.