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Kersti Kaljulaid

President of Estonia

Kersti Kaljulaid has, since 10 October 2016, been the fifth and current President of Estonia. Kaljulaid is a former state official, serving as Estonia’s representative in the European Court of Auditors from 2004 until 2016. In the 1990s she worked in various Estonian companies: first, as the sales manager of telephone switchboards in Eesti Telefon, later in Hoiupank Markets and Hansapank Markets as an associate in investment banking. From 1999 to 2002, Kaljulaid was Prime Minister Mart Laar’s Economic Advisor. In addition, she was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Genome Center from 2001 to 2004. She was also a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Tartu from 2009 to 2011 and the Council Chair of the University of Tartu from 2012 to 2016.
Updated: June 16, 2021