Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to Canada


Curriculum Vitae

DOB 17 June 1962 in Tapa

  • 1980–1985 University of Tartu, Geography and Hydrology
Work experience
  • 1985-1993 Estonian Marine Institute
Work experience in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1993 State Protocol Department, Attaché
  • 1994–1995 Office 1 of the Political Department, Third Secretary
  • 1995–1999 Permanent Mission of Estonia to the United Nations, New York, Third Secretary, Second Secretary
  • 1999–2002 1st Office of the Political Department, First Secretary
  • 2002–2006 Embassy in Riga, Ambassador
  • 2006–2008 3rd Political Department, Director of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Office
  • 2008–2012 Embassy in Tbilisi, Ambassador to Georgia, Armenia, based in Tbilisi
  • 2012–2016 Embassy in Beijing, Ambassador to China, Mongolia and Vietnam, based in Beijing
  • 2016–2018 Political Department, Director of the Asia, Africa, Australia and Latin America Office
  • 2018–          Embassy in Ottawa, Ambassador to Canada
Other job assignments
  • Senior Official in various international forums (ASEM, UfM, representative of capital city rounds of EU working groups)
Academic activities
  • Author of twenty-odd scientific articles from the time of marine research
National awards
  • 3rd class of the Order of the Three Stars of Latvia,
  • 4th Class of the Order of the White Star of Estonia
Foreign languages

fluent English and Russian, basic Finnish, Latvian and French