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Sven Sakkov

Sven Sakkov

Director of the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS)

Before joining ICDS Sven Sakkov served for two years as the director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCDCOOE), an international knowledge hub specialising in research, training and exercises in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law. From 2008-15 Sakkov served as undersecretary for defence policy (policy director) of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia. He was responsible for policy planning, threat assessments, NATO and EU policy, international cooperation and arms control. He was also Estonia’s representative to the NATO’s Senior Offi cials’ Group and High-Level Group. Previously he had served at the Estonian Embassy in Washington and Estonian Mission to NATO, as national security and defence advisor to the President of Estonia and as the director of Policy Planning of MOD. He is a member of NATO CCDCOE Advisory Board.
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Updated: May 15, 2019

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