The General Council of the Riksbank

The General Council appoints the members of the Executive Board and decides on their salaries and other terms of employment. The General Council also determines the Rules of Procedure of the General Council and decides on the motifs to be used on banknotes and coins. In addition, the General Council presents proposals to the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) and the Swedish Government.

The General Council is responsible for monitoring the work of the Executive Board and the activities of the Riksbank. One way of monitoring is via the Council Chair and Vice-Chair having the right to attend Executive Board meetings, although they are not allowed to submit proposals or take decisions in order not to jeopardise the Riksbank’s independence. The General Council also has an audit unit that, among other things, examines how the Executive Board members exercise their duties. The work is carried out by a chartered accountant.

The General Council may present opinions within its field of competence on issues officially referred to the Riksbank for consideration. In consultation with the Executive Board, the General Council may, within its remit, present proposals to the Riksdag and the Government for statutory amendments or other measures.

The General Council meets about ten times a year. For information about the dates of General Council meetings, see the Calendar on the Riksbank’s website. The meetings are not public.

Members of the General Council

The General Council consists of eleven members and as many deputies. Its members are appointed by the Riksdag (parliament) and have a term of office corresponding to that of the members of the Riksdag. The General Council selects a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among its numbers.

Regular members

  1. Bo Broman, Chairperson (SD)
  2. Tomas Eneroth vice ordförande (S)
  3. Susanne Ackum (M)                             
  4. Martin Kinnunen (SD)                       
  5. Annelie Karlsson (S)                              
  6. Hans Birger Ekström (M)                              
  7. Hans Hoff (S)                           
  8. Mattias Karlsson (SD)      
  9. Jonas Jacobsson Gjörtler (M)                   
  10. Emma Lennartsson (S)
  11. Mats Odell (KD)


  1. Lena-Karin Lifvenhjelm (SD)
  2. Mathias Tegnér (S)
  3. Malin Löfsjögård (M)                                 
  4. Linda Lindberg (SD)                        
  5. Ali Esbati (V)                                
  6. Maria Plass (M)                                        
  7. Peter Helander (C)                                       
  8. Martin Selander (SD)                                    
  9. Katarina Brännström (M)                        
  10. Ulf Holm (MP)
  11. Hanne Clivemo (L)
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Updated 04/01/2023