Mats Johansson was a Swedish Member of Parliament and served on the Foreign Affairs Committee (2006-2014) for the governing Moderate party. As a Standing Rapporteur in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 2011-2013 he published a report about The State of Media Freedom in Europe. As chairman of the Swedish parliamentary network for the Baltic states he has been decorated by the republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
In 2015 he started the Foreign Policy Academy, as its first principal, creating an educational unit of the think-tank for students and young politicians.
Mats has also returned to journalism, as a columnist in various papers and magazines. He is also a member of The Mont Pelerin Society since 1990.
He has previously served as Political Editor-in-Chief of the leading daily Svenska Dagbladet and as CEO/Publisher of the free market think-tank Timbro.