Henrik Ripa (born 14 May 1968) is a Swedish politician (Moderaterna) and Member of the Swedish Parliament since 2010. Mr. Ripa represents the northern constituency of Västra Götaland in the west of Sweden. Between the years of 1998 and 2010, Mr. Ripa was chairman of the municipality of Lerum.
In the Swedish Parliament, Mr. Ripa is working as alternate member for Moderaterna in the Committee on Health and Welfare with responsibility for public health, social service and dental care. Mr. Ripa has also been prominent in issues such as tobacco.
Member of the Swedish Parliament
Lerum City Council
The Committee on Health and Welfare
Public Health, Social Services, Infectious Disease and Dentistry
The Swedish Council for Organ and Tissue Donation, an advisory board to the National board of Health and Welfare *(Socialstyrelsen) for issues concerning organ and tissue donation.
Names Act Committee (Namnlagsberedningen)
The Environmental Objectives Committee as a municipality political expert
August Abrahamsson Foundation (The Preservation of Nääs Castle)
Vice Chairman VISIR (A nonprofit organization focusing on an environment free from tobacco)
Education in marketing and economics2011 - Member of Parliament, the Swedish Parliament
1998-2010 Mayor of the Municipality of Lerum
1988-1998 Festo Ltd as a sales engineer (Pneumatics and industrial computers).
1987-1988 Volvo Parts as a truck driver.
I started my political career in Moderates Youth Organization (MUF) in the 1980s. Vice Chair in MUF, Northern Älvsborg. Chairman of the Moderate party in Lerum.
Board of The Association of Northern Älvsborg.
Leader of Moderate party in Lerum municipality 1998-2010
Social Welfare Committee, Board member 1988-91
Social Welfare Committee, Chair 1992-94
City Council 1991 –
Childcare and Education Committee, Chair 1994-98
Labour Market Committee Chair 1999-2001
Democracy Council Chair 1999-2002
Public Health Council Chair 1999-2002 Member of The Special Committee of Education in Gothenburg 1999-2002 International School, Board Member 1999-2002 Police Board in Lerum, Board Member Förbo (Housings) Board Member 1999-2004 Member of The Regional Council in the Västra Götaland Region 1998-2008 Vice Chairman of The Regional Development Committee in the Västra Götaland Region Vice Chairman of The Regional Development Drafting Committee in the Västra Götaland Region Vice President of IT Group Committee on Social Policy (SALAR) 1999-2007 Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), Board Member 2008-2011 An association of Sweden's 290 local authorities. The Moderate Party National Municipal Coordination Group Chair of The Policy Development Group Higher Quality In Welfare Member of The Group for a New Municipal Political Program
Member of the Board of Directors of The Gothenburg Region Association of Local Authorities (GR) 1999-2010 It is a co-operative organization uniting thirteen municipalities in western Sweden
Board of Strengthening of Research and Advanced Education in Public Administration in West Sweden University of Gothenburg Kommuninvest of Sweden, Board Member, a public sector owned and guaranteed credit market company, regulated by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.
Married to Annicka, six children. Interests: ROTARY Friskis & Svettis (A nationwide fitness organization)