Kersti Kaljulaid is the fifth and current President of Estonia, in office since 10 October 2016. She is the first female head of state of Estonia since the country declared independence in 1918, as well as the youngest ever President, aged 46 at the time of her election.
Kaljulaid is a former state official, serving as Estonia’s representative in the European Court of Auditors from 2004 until 2016. Before her carreer in the European Court of Auditors she was the CFO and CEO of the Iru Power Plant, part of state-owned energy company Eesti Energia and acted as the Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister between 1999-2002.
She served as a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Tartu and the Council Chair of the University of Tartu . She has co-authored and edited several social-political radio talkshows in Estonia.