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Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology Kert Kingo

Kert Kingo is the Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology for the Republic of Estonia as of 16 May 2019. She is a member of the Conservative People's Party of Estonia.

Kert Kingo was born on 5 March 1968, in Tartu, and is married. She is the party chair for the Tartu and Jõgeva counties district.

Employment history and career

  • In 2019, she was a member of the 14th Riigikogu until her appointment as a minister.
  • During the period 2011-2017, she was a lawyer at the Tax and Customs Board.
  • During the period 2006-2011, she conducted criminal proceedings in the Police and Border Guard Board.
  • During the period 2004-2006, she was an administrator in Credit Department of AS SEB Liising.
  • During the period 2001-2004, she was a detective with the South Prefecture.


Kert Kingo graduated in 2001 with a degree in law from the Tallinn School of Economics. She speaks Estonian, English and Russian.


Last updated: 27 May 2019