June 19, 1969 in Pärnu, Estonia


Sindi Gymnasium, 1987, Pärnu, Estonia

Master of Economic Sciences, 1993, Moscow State University, Russia

Diplomats Course, 1994, FCO, Leeds, UK

WTO Trade Policy Course, 1999, Geneva, Switzerland

Foreign Trade Promotion Course, 2001, Kobe University & JICA Japan


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Tallinn, Estonia

Desk-officer; Head of Division (Central & Eastern Europe)

Acting Director of Foreign Economic Policy Department

  • Embassy of Estonia to the USA, Canada & Mexico, Washington C.

Commercial Counselor

1999                Acting Director of Division (WTO, EU, EFTA), MFA

2000 – 2002    Trade Negotiator, MFA

2002 – 2007    Ambassador of Estonia to the P.R. China, Beijing

2004 – 2012    Country Governor, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)

2007 – 2010    Chief of Protocol, State Protocol Department, MFA

2010 – 2014    Ambassador of Estonia to Ireland, Dublin

2014 – 2016    Ambassador of Estonia to Belarus, Minsk

2016 – 2023     Counsellor (Strategic Goods Commission, Chairman), Political Department, MFA

2023 –              Ambassador of Estonia to Japan, Tokyo (agréé) and to Malaysia (non-resident)

Marital status:

Married, three children


Estonian (native), English, Russian