Bengt Westerberg

Bengt Carl Gustaf Westerberg (born 23 August 1943) is a Swedish politician. He was leader of the Liberal People's Party from 1983 to 1995, member of the Riksdag from 1984 to 1994 and Minister for Social Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister 1991 to 1994.

Bengt Westerberg
Bengt Westerberg
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
4 October 1991  7 October 1994
Prime MinisterCarl Bildt
Preceded byOdd Engström
Succeeded byMona Sahlin
Minister for Social Affairs
In office
4 October 1991  7 October 1994
Prime MinisterCarl Bildt
Preceded byIngela Thalén
Succeeded byIngela Thalén
Minister for Gender Equality
In office
1993  7 October 1994
Prime MinisterCarl Bildt
Preceded byBirgit Friggebo
Succeeded byMona Sahlin
Leader of the Swedish Liberal People's Party
In office
1983–1995
Preceded byOla Ullsten
Succeeded byMaria Leissner
Member of the Swedish Parliament
for Stockholms län
In office
1984–1994
Personal details
Born
Bengt Carl Gustaf Westerberg

(1943-08-23) 23 August 1943 (age 78)
Solna, Sweden
Political partyLiberal People's
Alma materKarolinska Institutet
Stockholms universitet

He is the son of Carl-Erik Westerberg and his wife Barbro (maiden name Wahlström). He graduated from high school in 1962, finished an associate degree in medicine at Karolinska Institute in 1964 and an undergraduate degree in economics and philosophy at Stockholm University in 1974.

He holds office as the Deputy President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, Switzerland and is chairman of the Swedish Red Cross.

Westerberg is an atheist and humanist.[1]

He is twice divorced, with two daughters, Hanna Nordh (maiden name Westerberg) and Malin Westerberg from the first marriage and a son, Jacob Westerberg, from his second marriage with Marie Ehrling.