Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia
President Kaljulaid is a supporter of a non-restrictive legal space for the ongoing digitalization of economies and governments. She is an active promoter of sustainability and halting climate change. She advocates for publicly speaking up against violence and for giving a voice to those affected by it.
In 2016 Kersti Kaljulaid was elected President of the Republic of Estonia. Previously she served from 2004 to 2016 as a member of the European Court of Auditors. Kersti Kaljulaid was the CFO and CEO of the Iru Power Plant of the state-owned energy company Eesti Energia from 2002 to 2004. From 1999 to 2002, Kersti Kaljulaid was Prime Minister Mart Laar’s Economic Advisor. She graduated from the University of Tartu in 1992 in the field of genetics in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and completed her master’s studies in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in 2001.
Kersti Kaljulaid led the Estonian campaign to UN Security Council 2020–2021, she is also a co-chair of UN High-Level Steering Group „Every Woman Every Child“, member of the World Bank’s Advisory Panel for the World Development Report 2021 and member of the European Council on Foreign Relations Council.