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Mart Laanemäe

Mart Laanemäe


Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Federal Republic of Germany



2012-2016       State Secretary for Europe and Transatlantic Co-operation,

January-May 2013 also responsible for political affairs.


2008-2012       Ambassador to Germany


2004-2008       Undersecretary for External Economic Affairs (trade, OECD, development co-operation).  October 2000-July 2007 also responsible for political affairs.  In 2008 first head of the Estonian delegation negotiating OECD accession. 2004-2008 also non-resident ambassador to Serbia (initially also Montenegro) and National Co-ordinator for the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe


2003-2004       Director-General of the Foreign Minister’s office


1999-2003       Ambassador to Austria. Representative to the IAEA, the United Nations Office at Vienna and the CTBTO (2000-2003).  Non-resident ambassador to the Slovak Republic (1999-2003), Slovenia (1999-2003),  Hungary (1999-2001), the Czech Republic (1999-2002) and the Swiss Confederation (2000-2003),


1996-1999       Undersecretary at for policy, press and information


1996                Entered Ministry of Foreign Affairs


1995-1996       “Silmet”, Sillamäe, Estonia, director for sales and marketing


1991-1995              Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Estonian Language Service, Editor, Deputy Director, Acting Director and Tallinn bureau chief in Munich, Germany, Tallinn, Estonia and Prague, Czech Republic


1989-1991              MTU München GmbH, Munich, Germany, engineer


1987-1989              Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany, scientist


1989                Dr.rer.nat. in Chemistry, Stuttgart University, Germany


1983                M.A.Sc. in Materials Science, University of Toronto, Canada


1981                B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Born June 21, 1959 in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Married, 1 child

Languages: Estonian, English, French, German


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