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Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology Kaimar Karu

Kaimar Karu is the Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia as of 7 November 2019. Karu is not a member of any political party.

  • Kaimar Karu was born on 30 June 1980.
  • He has been the owner of Mindbridge OÜ since 2017.
  • In 2014–2017, he was the Head of ITSM Product Manager and later the Head of Product Strategy and Development at Axelos Ltd.
  • In 2010–2014, he was an ITSM Solutions Architect at Skype.
  • In 2008–2010, he was a senior project manager at Epicor Software Estonia OÜ.
  • In 2006–2008, he was a managing partner at BiTA Service Management OÜ.
  • In 2004–2006, he was a senior project manager and later the Deputy CIO at Estonian Agricultural Registers and Information Board.
  • In 2002–2004, he was the founder and CTO at ARTAXIS OÜ.
  • In 2000–2002, he was a software engineer and later a site lead at IT Meedia OÜ.
  • Kaimar Karu graduated from the University of Tartu in 2003 with a degree in philosophy, and in 2010, he defended his master’s degree in the same speciality. He is fluent in Estonian and English.
Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology Kaimar Karu
Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology
Kaimar Karu
 

Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology

The Minister will be assigned to and released from the office by the President of the Republic on Prime Minister's proposal.

  • The Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology participates in the elaboration of policies aimed at supporting the development of entrepreneurship, export development, involvement of foreign investments, technological development activities, innovation, construction and housing, tourism, information technology and postal services, co-ordination of the implementation of such policies and planning the required funding.
  • The Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology is responsible for drafting economic analyses and forecasts for co-ordinated sectors and spheres.

  • The Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology participates in the European Union decision making process and international co-operation, related to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the governmental authorities within its area
    of 
    government.

Appointment with the Minister 

Please contact Signe Soome, Secretary to the Minister, for an appointment by sending an e-mail to signe.soome [at] mkm.ee.

You are kindly asked only to address the Minister in cases when you have been unable to find a solution to your problem, for some reason, by contacting the officials of the Ministry.

The following will be required for the appointment: 

  • Give an overview of the question or problem for which you require an answer.

  • Leave your contact information (telephone and e-mail address), so we can specify the issue to be discussed at the potential meeting, the time of the meeting or any other related circumstances.

 

Last updated: 7 November 2019