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Meet our Speaker: Taimar Peterkop
Taimar Peterkop, Director General (on paternity leave)
Taimar Peterkop, Director General of RIA, organises the fulfilment of tasks within the competence of the authority and is responsible for the authority’s work results.
Peterkop started as the head of RIA in May 2015. Before that, he worked as the undersecretary for legal and administrative affairs at the Ministry of Defence and was responsible, among other things, for developing the information and communication technology sector of the governing area.
Peterkop worked as a lawyer at the Government Office in 2000–2001 and at the Ministry of Defence in 2001–2008. During the first four years of that period, he worked at the legal department as the head of the international law office, and the last three years as the director of the operations and crisis management department. In 2008–2010, Peterkop worked as a defence counsellor at the Estonian Embassy in Washington.
Taimar Peterkop was born on 20 January 1977 in Tallinn. He has graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tartu and holds a Master’s degree in strategic studies from the United States Army War College.