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The new Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology took office

7. November 2019 - 13:44

Stenbock House, 7 November 2019 – Today, the new Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Kaimar Karu, assumed office by taking the oath of office before the Riigikogu. Today, Karu will also participate at a Session of the Government for the first time.

“I wish strength and stamina for the new Minister in settling in to his new position. The portfolio of the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology bears great significance and responsibility before our country and before the private sector as well. The task of the Minister is to open up new export markets and cooperation opportunities abroad for our entrepreneurs, and continue the development of the digital state which is our success story,” said Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.

On the proposal of the Prime Minister, President Kersti Kaljulaid appointed the new Minister to office on Saturday.

Karu has worked in the IT sector for over 20 years and he has a Master’s of Science in Philosophy from the University of Tartu.

Kaimar Karu’s success story:

Photos: Raigo Pajula


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