Moderator of the Panel Multiple Challenges for Transatlantic Partnerships – Political Dimension
Olle Schmidt was a Member of European Parliament between the years 1999-2004 and 2006-2014. He was also a delegation leader in the European Parliament for the Swedish Liberal Party, Liberalerna.
In the European Parliament, Olle Schmidt was a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, a substitute member of the Committee on Consumer Protection and the Internal Market, the Committee on Budgetary Control, a member of the Special committee on organized crime, corruption and money laundering, a member of the special committee on the financial, economic and social crises and a member of the European Parliament Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. From 2013 until 2015, he was Vice-President for the Alde Party. He has been a directly elected member of the three political levels in Sweden: the National Parliament, the Regional Parliament of Skåne and the City Council of Malmö. Olle Schmidt was a member of the leadership in the Liberal Party 2007-2014.
Currently, he is second vice President of the European Liberal Forum (ELF), the Liberal foundation and the think tank of the Alde-Party. He has also been a Senior Consultant of Hume Brophy, specialized in financial services.