Inga-Britt Ahlenius


1939 –

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Who is Inga-Britt Ahlenius?

Inga-Britt Monica Stigsdotter Ahlenius is a Swedish auditor, public servant and former Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services.

Ahlenius was born in Karlstad, Sweden. She holds a degree in business administration from the Stockholm School of Economics and started her career working in the economic secretariat of Sweden's largest commercial bank, Handelsbanken.

Between 1968 and 1993 she held various posts at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Finance in Sweden, including as head of the Budget Department from 1987. Since 1993 she has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

She served as Auditor General of the Swedish National Audit Office from 1993 to 2003.

There was some controversy when her term as Auditor General was over where she made several statements to media including that some of the government's proposed changes to the Audit Office would limit its ability to act independently.

Later in 2003 she served as Auditor General of Kosovo.The previous controversy from 2003 was noted by Swedish media since Mrs. Ahlenius was proposed for the position by the United States and not by her native Sweden.

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Apr 19, 1939
  • Stockholm School of Economics

on July 23, 2013


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