Stockholm School of Economics, Bachelor of Science (Econ.) (civilekonom). Economics and Business, 1974.
He was Sweden"s Minister for Industry and Trade from 1991 to 1994. Professional career
From 1974 to 1977, Westerberg was employed at Saab-Scania in Södertälje. 1982-1983, and the ownership investigation from 1985.
His family has been running a family business for generations.
Westerberg became vice chairman of the Moderate Party"s county Södermanland in 1977 and was Union Secretary of the Moderate Youth League from 1977 to 78 as well as regional chairman in Nyköping 1979. Per Westerberg was the longest serving member by his departure from the Riksdag.
He also served as Alderman of age after the 2006 general election before he was elected Speaker. During the Speaker election in 2006 was, however, the Member of Parliament who spent the second longest time in the Riksdag (Social Democrat Margareta Israelsson) acting Alderman because Westerberg in this election was himself disqualified.
= Cabinet minister Westerberg was Minister for Industry and Trade in the Government of Carl Bildt from 1991 to 1994.
= Speaker of the Riksdag In 2003 he was elected as first of the three Vice Speakers of the Riksdag, and on October 2, 2006 he was elected Speaker of the Riksdag by the new liberal-conservative majority, defeating incumbent Björn von Sydow.
= Party political career He was secretary of the Moderate Youth from 1976 to 1978 and political secretary of the Moderate Party from 1978 to 1979. On October 4, 2010 he was dramatically re-elected as Speaker of the Riksdag, by a 194-153 vote (with 20 votes in favor being from the Sweden Democrats, whose potential decisiveness to his re-election had been viewed as controversial).
He was a Member of the Riksdag from 1979 to 2014, its most senior member from 2006 to his resignation (see Father of the House). Westerberg was employed at Saab-Scania (the car division) in Nyköping 1979-1991, member of the board of Bachelor of Arts Karl West. Olsson in 1974, Chairman of Cewe Instrument Bachelor of Arts 1984-1990 and Elwia Bachelor of Arts from 1985. He was director of the Enterprise Agency FFV from 1983, member of the Power Management Committee 1978-1982, member of the cooperative inquiry 1980-1983, member of the inquiry for the recovery of beverage containers et cetera
= Member of the Riksdag Per Westerberg is an ordinary Member of the Riksdag since 1979 and was previously a deputy in 1977 and 1978.
He was alternate member of the Finance Committee 1979-1982, the Industry and Trade Committee 1979-1982 (member 1982-1985) and the Labour Market Committee from 1985. He was the wealthiest member of the Riksdag, with a personal fortune exceeding 120 million South East Kansas, (around 18 million United States dollar as of May 2014).
Spouse Ylwa Westerberg. Children: Hans, Hedwig, Charles.