President of Estonia
In 2016 Kersti Kaljulaid was elected President of the Republic of Estonia. Previously she had been serving as a Member of the European Court of Auditors, advising Prime Minister Mart Laar and holding diferent top level positions in energy, investment banking and telecom sector.
Genetic engineer and economist by education, she has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Genome Center and the Council Chair of the University of Tartu from 2012 to 2016.
During her presidency she has been a vocal advocate of human rights, rule of law, freedom of speech and democracy. She is desired speaker in the most prominent forums on the topics of digitalization, economics, foreign and security policy. President Kaljulaid has become the first Estonian to be featured in the Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2021 she was appointed the first Global Advocate of the United Nations Secretary-General for Every Woman Every Child.