Lars Leijonborg

Lars Erik Ansgar Leijonborg (born 21 November 1949) is a Swedish politician, Minister for Higher Education and Research 2006-2009 and Head of the Ministry of Education and Research 2006–2007. During a ten-year period from 1997 to 2007, he served as chairman of the Liberal People's Party (Swedish: Folkpartiet liberalerna).

Lars Leijonborg
Lars Leijonborg during the sesson of the Nordic Council in Oslo, Norway in October 2003
Minister for Higher Education and Research
In office
12 September 2007  17 June 2009
Prime MinisterFredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byTobias Krantz
Minister for Education
In office
6 October 2006  12 September 2007
Prime MinisterFredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded byLeif Pagrotsky
Succeeded byJan Björklund
Leader of the Liberal People's Party
In office
15 March 1997  7 September 2007
Preceded byMaria Leissner
Succeeded byJan Björklund
Personal details
Born (1949-11-21) 21 November 1949 (age 71)
Täby, Stockholm County
Political partyLiberal People's Party

He announced on 11 June 2009 that he would be leaving the Cabinet of Fredrik Reinfeldt as soon as a successor was appointed. He was replaced by Tobias Krantz on 17 June 2009.