Magnus Berntsson has been the President of the Assembly of European Regions since May 2017.
Magnus grew up on the little island of Fotö in the northern archipelago of Gothenburg with a mother working in the private sector and a father working as a fisherman and a trawl maker who later studied to become a Psychiatric Nurse. Magnus committed himself to the regional level, which in Sweden is in charge of healthcare and regional development issues. He believes in a region where no one is held back or left behind. He also believes that this should be true regarding the whole of Europe.