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Minister Juhan Parts

Date and place of birth:

27. August 1966,Tallinn, Estonia

Children:

A son and a daughter

Party affiliation:

2002 – Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (Isamaa ja Res Publica Liit) 
 

Education:

1991 University of Tartu, law

Employment:

2007 –  Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications

2003, 2005 – 2007 X Riigikogu
2003 – 2005 Prime Minister
1998 – 2002 Auditor General
1992 – 1998 Ministry of Justice, Deputy Secretary General

Membership in representative bodies:

2003, 2005 – X Riigikogu

Languages:

English and Russian

 
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Jüri Raatma

Counsellor to the Minister

Phone: +372 625 64 52

E-mail: juri dot raatma at mkm dot ee

 
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Tiit Leier

Counsellor to the Minister

Phone: +372 625 63 03

E-mail: tiit.leier@mkm.ee

 
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Marek-Andres Kauts

Assistant to the Minister

Phone: +372 625 63 65

E-mail: marek-andres.kauts@mkm.ee

 
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Secretary General Marika Priske

Date of Birth: October 5, 1966
Marital Status: single

Education:

1985 - 1990 University of Tartu, economic cybernetics
Pärnu Secondary School No 1

Career:

2000 – present    Secretary General of Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
1999 - 2000  Estonian Credit Bank, Head of Pärnu Office
1998 - 1999  Hansapank, Head of Pärnu City office
1996 - 1998  Hoiupank, Head of Pärnu City Office and representative of Hoiupank in Pärnu County
1994 - 1996  Hoiupank, Pärnu City Office, Head of Loans
1990 - 1994  Pärnu City Government, Development Department, economic adviser

Additional Training:

2000 creative stress management
1998 stress management
1997 team motivation
1996 direct sales techniques
1995 financial analysis, negotiation techniques

Languages:

English, Russian

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Assistant to the Secretary General Maret Rüütel

Date of Birth:       January 4, 1945
 
Marital Status:     married
 
Career:                

1977 Tallinn Technical University, Faculty of Economics, economist
1963 Viljandi Secondary School No 1
 
Additional Training: 

Invicta training programmes “Programme  planning”,
 “Team Management”, 
“Team work”, 
“Changes management”, 
“Strategic planning”, 
“Strategic management and role of leader in management”,
“Performance management”, 
“Time management”  1998- 1999
       
Career:    

1993- present Assistant to Secretary General of Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, head of secretariat, head of clerical office.

1990 – 1993 executive officer of ministry of Industry and Energy, councillor                          
1989 – 1990  executive officer of National Industry Committee
1984 – 1989  desk officer of Ministers’ Council of ESSR
1979 – 1984  National plant quarantine Border Inspection, chief agronomist
1971 – 1979  Estonian YCL Central Committee, instructor
                           
Languages:              

Estonian, English, Russian

 
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Deputy Secretary General of Economic Development Ahti Kuningas

 

Professional Experience

Experience

 

Since 2007              Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Deputy Secretary General of Economic Development

 

 

2004-2007               Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Head of Economic Development Department

 

 

2000-2004               Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Head of Economic Policy Division, Economic Development Department

1999-2000               Ministry of Economic Affairs

Executive officer, Economic Policy Division, Economic Development Departmen

Since 2008              Enterprise Estonia

Member of the Supervisory Board

2003-2008               AS Metrosert (National Metrology Institute)

Member of the Supervisory Board

Since 2004              Enterprise Estonia

Member of the Advisory Board

Since 2003              The Estonian Credit and Export Guarantee Fund

Head of the Credit Committee

2001-2003               State Forest Management Centre (RMK)

Member of the Supervisory Board

 

Education

 

1995-1999               University of Tartu                                                                               

n  Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

n  Specialized on Foreign Economics and Finance & Banking

 

Membership of professional bodies

 

n  Deputy head of European structural funds managing committee

n  Deputy head of the Innovation Policy Committee

n  Head of the SME Policy Committee

 

Language skills

 

n  Estonian – native language

n  English – good in reading, speaking and writing

n  Finnish – excellent in reading, speaking and writing

n  Russian – basic in reading, speaking and writing

 

 
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Deputy Secretary General for Internal Market Merike Kompus van der Hoeven

 

Date of Birth: January 14, 1976

 

Marital status: married, 2 children

 

Education

 

Since 2003 –     Tartu University, PhD studies

 

1998-2001   Tartu University, Master of Arts in Public Administration and Social Policy (MA), 

                   cum laude

                   Department of Public Administration and Social Policy
                   Faculty of Social Sciences
                   Thesis: “Industrial Policy in Theory andPractice:

                    the Case for Estonia”

                                              

1994-1998     Tartu University, Bachelor of Public Administration (BA), cum laude

                     Department of Public Administration and Social Policy
                     Faculty of Social Sciences
                     University of Tartu

                     Thesis: “Harmonization of the European Union Legal Foundation for Free

                     Movement and Safety of Industrial Products in Estonia”

           

 

 

Career

 

 

Since 31.03.2008                   Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications www.mkm.ee

                                               Deputy First Secretary (Internal market and construction)

 

03.07.2006 – 28.03.2008       Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry www.koda.ee

                                               Director of Services

 

28.11.2006-02.07.2006                     Child relief

 

 

31.01.2005 – 28.11.2006       Estonian Standardisation Centre www.evs.ee

                                               Managing Director

 

12.04.2004-31.01.2005                     Child relief

 

1997–2004                    Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

                                                Harju 11, 15072 Tallinn, Estonia

 

                                      Head of Economic Development Department

                                      10.2003-04.2004

 

                                      Head of Industry Department

                                      10.2001-12.2003        

                                     

                                               Adviser to the Minister

                                      04.1999-10.2001        

 

                                      Head of the Division of Quality Infrastructure, Industry Department

                                      09.1998-04.1999

 

                                      Executive Officer of the Industry Department

                                      04.1997-09.1998

 

 

2002 – 2004                  Tartu University, Research Fellow, extraordinary

                                      Deaprtment of Public Administration and Social Policy

 

Other Occupations       

 

• Head of the Council of Government Foundation “Estonian Accreditation Centre” www.eak.ee

March 2001 – April 2005; March 2008 - …

• Member of the Board of “Estonian Standardization Centre” www.evs.ee

November 2002 – December 2003

•  Member of the Council of Government Foundation “Enterprise Estonia” www.eas.ee

since July 2003 - January 2005

• Member of the Council “Metrosert Ldt.” (national metrology institution) www.metrosert.ee

December 2000 – July 2003

 

Additional training

 

2001 July                    University of Cambridge, 2001 July

                                      Cambridge University Program on Development Economics

 
                                     

Languages: English, Dutch, Russian, Finnish

 
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Deputy Secretary General of Energy Einari Kisel

Date of Birth:              May 25 1972 in Tallinn

                                              

Marital status:            married, 3 sons

 

Education:                             

 

1995–1998      Master of Arts in Social Sciences

                        Tallinn Technical University,

                        Business Administration Faculty

 

1990–1995      Graduated Engineer in Thermal Engineering

                        Tallinn Technical University,

                        Institute of Power Engineering

 

1979–1990

                                               Tallinn Secondary School No. 54

 

 

Employment:

 

2008 onwards Deputy Secretary General for Energy

                        Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia

                                              

2002–2008      Head of Energy Department

                        Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia

 

2000–2001      Head of Trade

                        Eesti Energia AS Trading

 

1999–2000      Environmental Manager

Eesti Energia AS

 

1998–1999      Adviser to the Production Director

Co-ordinator of Strategic Development

Eesti Energia AS

 

1997–1998      Executive Officer in the Economics Department

Eesti Energia AS

 

1996–1997      Head of Strategic Planning Division

Eesti Energia AS

 

1995–1996      Engineer in the Strategic Planning Division

Eesti Energia AS

 

1992–1994      Operator of fuel handling system

Silikaat Ltd.

 

Other Occupations:    

 

Vice-Chairman of the World Energy Council (WEC) Estonian National

                                   Committee (2004 onwards)

Member of the Board of Estonian Accreditation Centre (2008 onwards)

Chairman of the Board of Estonian Oil Stockpiling Agency Ltd. (2005-2008)

Member of the Board of Estonian Ship Pilot Ltd. (2004–2005)

Member of the Management Board of the sports club “Kivilind”

Member of Estonian Association of Engineers for Heat Engineering

                                  

Working groups:          

Official representative of Estonia in the High-Level Working Party on Energy of the EU Council of Ministers;

Member of the Group of Senior Energy Officials of Baltic Sea Regional Energy Cooperation (BASREC) Chairman of the Group during 2003 –2004;

Member of the Energy Committee of the Baltic Council of Ministers, Chairman of the Committee during 2005;

Member of the Energy Trade Group of the EU-Russia Energy Dialogue;

Chairman of the Committee for the preparation of Energy Strategies for Estonia;

Chairman of the Management Committee of the Energy Technology Programme

Involved in several inter-ministerial working groups

 

Languages:                             Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish, German

 

 

Other Interests:        

 

Athletics, roller-skating, theatre

 

 

 

 
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Deputy Secretary General for Transport Eero Pärgmäe

Date of Birth: August 10, 1976

Marital status: Single
 
Education:

2003 – Tartu University, Master Degree in European Studies
2000 – Tartu University, Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Economics

Other skills

Experienced user of MS Office, data processing (Excel), presentation (PowerPoint), Internet applications, project management (Project), management information systems, reporting systems etc.

Additional training:

1992 - 1994 EFER, Business development
1994 IMF, Macroeconomics and financial policy
1997 Mendelson Real Estate School, real estate development
2000 Mercury International, Professional management and co-operation

Career:   

2000 - 2001 Phare Project Manager in Ministry of Economic Affairs
2001 - 2004 Head of Foreign Funding Division, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
2004 – 2007 Head of Foreign Funding Department, Miinistry of Economic Affairs and Communications 2008 – Deputy Secretary General for Transport, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Languages: English, Russian, German,

 

 
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Counsellor to the Ministry Mait Heidelberg

Date of Birth: October 24, 1958

Marital Status: Married, 3 children

Education:

1974 - 1977  Tallinn Secondary School No 1
1977 - 1982  Cum laude university degree in electronic computers from Tallinn Technical University

Additional Training:

1992  USTTI (United States Telecommunication Training Institute) courses in USA
1999  Project management applying the theory of constraints (Goldratt).

Career:

1978 - 1982  Tallinn Technical University and Cybernetics Institute of Academy of sciences
1982 - 1984  Soviet Army (signal corps)
1984 - 1988  Ministry of Communications, engineer
1988 - 1990  Estpak Ltd, Leading engineer
1990 - 1994  Eesti Telefon Ltd, Leading engineer
1994 - 1998  Estpak Data Ltd, Engineering director
1998  Eesti Telefon Ltd, data communication services, Head of development department, Head of Marketing Department

1998 - 1999 Eesti Telefon Ltd, development of Teleservices, Head of Data Communication Services
1999 - 2000  Eesti Telefon Ltd, IP services, Head of Data Communication Solutions’ Department

Languages: English, Russian, Finnish