Anna-Maja Henriksson
Anna-Maja Henriksson 2021 (cropped).jpg
Minister of Justice
Assumed office
6 June 2019
Prime MinisterAntti Rinne
Sanna Marin
Preceded byAntti Häkkänen
In office
22 June 2011 – 29 May 2015
Prime MinisterJyrki Katainen
Alexander Stubb
Preceded byTuija Brax
Succeeded byJari Lindström
Leader of the Swedish People's Party
Assumed office
12 June 2016
Preceded byCarl Haglund
Personal details
Born
Anna-Maja Kristina Forss

(1964-01-07) 7 January 1964 (age 58)
Jakobstad, Ostrobothnia, Finland
Political partySwedish People's
Spouse(s)Janne Henriksson
Children2
WebsiteOfficial website

Anna-Maja Kristina Henriksson (née Forss; born 7 January 1964) is a Swedish-speaking Finnish politician. She has served as Finland's Minister of Justice, in Jyrki Katainen's cabinet and Alexander Stubb's cabinet from 2011 to 2015,[1][2] Antti Rinne's cabinet from June to December 2019 and currently in Sanna Marin's cabinet since December 2019.[3][4]

She has been a member of the Parliament of Finland since 2007, vice-chairperson of the Swedish People's Party of Finland 2010–2016 and chairperson of the Swedish Parliamentary Group 2015–2016.[5][6]

On 12 June 2016, Henriksson was elected as the leader of the Swedish People's Party of Finland becoming the first female leader for the party.[7] She was re-elected as the party's chair in May 2021 without facing any opposition.[8]

Henriksson is married to Janne Henriksson since 1991. The couple has two children.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Justice". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Wallinista ja Henrikssonista uudet ministerit". RKP. 18 June 2011. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011. (in Finnish)
  3. ^ "Government of Prime Minister Antti Rinne". Finnish Government. Archived from the original on 6 June 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Tässä ovat Marinin hallituksen ministerit – joukko äänikuningattaria, pikapaluun tekijä, maailman nuorin pääministeri" (in Finnish). Yle. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  5. ^ Anna-Maja Henriksson. Edustajamatrikkeli. Kansanedustajat 1907 –. Eduskunta (Parliament of Finland). (in Finnish)
  6. ^ "Anna-Maja Henriksson RKP:n eduskuntaryhmän johtoon". Iltalehti. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Anna-Maja Henriksson valittiin Rkp:n puheenjohtajaksi – "Me teimme sen. Me rikoimme lasikaton!"". Helsingin sanomat. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  8. ^ "SPP re-elects Anna-Maja Henriksson as chair".
  9. ^ "Personporträtt - Anna-Maja Henriksson". www.anna-maja.fi. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
Political offices Preceded byTuija Brax Minister of Justice 2011–2015 Succeeded byJari Lindström Preceded byAntti Häkkänen Minister of Justice 2019–present Incumbent Party political offices Preceded byCarl Haglund Leader of the Swedish People's Party of Finland 2016–present Incumbent