Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Finland


Curriculum Vitae

Date and place of birth 8 October 1953, Jõhvi


1971–1980      University of Tartu, Roman and Germanic Languages and Literature

Work experience
  • 1977 National Library, Chief Librarian
  • 1980 Estonian Radio, Senior Editor
  • 1992 AS Trio, Editor
  • 1996 USIA – VOA, International Broadcaster
  • 1997 AS Trio, Editor-in-Chief

Work experience in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • 2000 Undersecretary for Press and Political Affairs
  • 2001–2003 Undersecretary for Security Policy Affairs
  • 2003–2007 Ambassador, Permanent Representative to NATO in Brussels
  • 2007–2010 Undersecretary for Political Affairs
  • 2008–2011 Ambassador to Afghanistan, based in Tallinn/Brussels
  • 2010–2014 Ambassador, Representative to the Political and Security Committee (PSC) by the European Union in Brussels, Deputy Head of Representation for European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy Affairs
  • 2014–2018 Ambassador to Poland, based in Warsaw
  • 2018–         Ambassador to Finland, based in Helsinki
Academic activities

Delivered lectures on international and Baltic security for more than 30 years, incl. at the Estonian School of Diplomacy and at courses about the architecture of European security, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), the Natolin College of the College of Europe in Warsaw, etc.

National awards
  • 4th Class of the Order of the White Star of Estonia (2001)
  • 3rd Class of the Order of the White Star of Estonia (2005)
Foreign languages
  • English, Russian, Finnish