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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.

Employment history and career

  • Since 2017 he is the owner of Mindbridge OÜ.
  • 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.

Education

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 speciality. He is fluent in Estonian and English.

 

Last updated: 7 November 2019