speaker bio

Kaimar Karu

Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology

Republic of Estonia

Kaimar Karu is the Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia as of 7 November 2019.

He's worked at the intersection of IT and Business Management in the private and public sectors for over 20 years. His career started in IT Operations, followed by multiple roles in Software Engineering, Product Management, Project and Program Management, IT Management, Business Development, Professional Development, and Management Consulting.

Karu is a published author, an internationally recognised conference speaker, and an experienced trusted advisor at the CxO level, helping with and executing enterprise-wide exploration, expansion, transformation, and modernisation initiatives.

Interesting fact:

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 same speciality. He is fluent in Estonian and English.