Curriculum Vitae

Sven Sester

Sven’s biography is long and intensive, since he has not yet been able to define the concept of “free time” for himself.

Date and place of birth: 14 July 1969 in Tallinn
Telephone: +372 504 9222
Email: sven.sester@riigikogu.ee
Maritial status: Married with Kairi
Children: Thomas (1991), Thea (1994), Thimoty (1998), Tristan Thor (2010), Trevor Theo (2014)
Grandchild: Kristopher (2014), Reimo (2015)

Education

09.1987-06.1993 – Tallinn University of Technology, diploma in economics and information technology
09.1976-06.1987 – Tallinn Secondary School No 24 (today’s Kopli Art School) – Secondary education

Career

06.2017-up to date  Member of XIII Parliament, Chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee
11.2016 – 06.2017 Ministry of Finance, Minister of Finance (government of Jüri Ratas)
04.2015 – 11.2016 Ministry of Finance, Minister of Finance (government of Taavi Rõivas)
04.2014-04.2015 Member of XII Estonian Parliament, Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee
03.2011-04.2014  Member of XII Estonian Parliament, Chairman of the Finance Committee
11.2009-03.2011  Member of XI Estonian Parliament, Member of the Economic Affairs Committee
11.2009-04.2015  Roosikrantsi Hotell Ltd, Chairman of Management Board
03.2007-11.2009  Roosikrantsi Hotell Ltd, Member of the Management Board
06.2005-10.2005  Member of Tallinn City Council, Chairman of the City Property Commission
06.2003-06.2005  Eesti Loto, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
03.2003-03.2007  Member of X Parliament, Vice-Chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee
10.2002-03.2003  Member of Tallinn City Council, Vice Chairman of the Financial Committee
1999-2015  Baltic Real Investments plc (former ERI Real Estate Ltd; Chairman of the Board
1996-1999  Vice Chairman of ERI Real Estate Ltd
1993-1996  Director of ERI Real Estate Ltd
1992-1993  Commercial Director of ERI Real Estate Ltd
1991-1992  Selected Daily Mail Joint Enterprise, Sales Manager, Manager
1990-1991  Mainor Centre for Public Opinion Research (later EMOR), data processing specialist, coordinator of data processing

Courses

04.2006  XIV higher courses in national defense
06.2005  I higher environmental courses

Social activities

Sport

2014 – 2016, member of the executive committee  of Estonian Olympic Committee
2001 –
up to date, President of the Estonian Tournament Bridge League
1993 –
up to date, Member of the Estonian Tournament Bridge League

Policy

2004-2007, 2009-2015, 2017- up to date  Member of Estonian Delegation to the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Lithuania (the Baltic Assembly – BA)
2011-2015  Chairman of the Revision Commission of BA
2004-2005, 2011-2012, 2013-2104, 2017   Chairman of BA Economic Affairs
2005-2007, 2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2018-up to date  Vice-Chairman of BA Economic Affairs
2004-2007  Parliament of Estonia, Member of the European Affairs Committee
2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07  Board Chairman of Tallinn Region
2002-03 , 2004-05  Vice-Chairman of the Party
2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-2013, 2013-2015, 2015-2017; 2017 – up to date, Board Member of the Party
1999 – up to date, Board Member of Tallinn Region
1999 – up to date, Member of Party IRL (former Res Publica)

Entrepreneurship

04.2006-12.2007, 2011-2015  Member of the Council EVEA (Estonian Association of SME’s)
12.2007-05.2009   President of EVEA
05.2009-05.2011  Vice-President of EVEA

Education

1998-2000  Kopli Art School, Member of the Board of Trustees
2010-2013  Tallinn Kadrioru Germany Gymnasium, Member of the Board of Trustees
2013-2015  Collegium Educationis Revaliae (Vanalinna Hariduskolleegium – Old Town Educational College), Member of the Board of Trustees
2014-2015  Alasniidu Kindergarten, Member of the Board of Trustees

Charity

2002-2003 President of the club
2001-2002 Vice-president of the club
1999-2001 Secretary of the club
1997 – up to date, Member of Lions Club Tallinn VIA

Tallinn City Council and the commissions/committees

11.2007-2009  Member of the City Property Commission
06.2005-11.2005  Chairman of the City Property Commission
06.2005-11.2005 2002-03  Member of the Council and Res Publica
2002-2003 Member of Res Publica Party
1999-2002  Member of the City Property Commission
2002-2003  Vice-President of the Finance Committee

Administrative Board and Commissions of Tallinn City Centre District

2007-2013  The Administrative Board, Member of the City Property Commission
2002-2015  Member of the Administrative Board
2002-2005  Vice-Chairman of the Administrative Board
1999-2002 and 2002-05  Member of the City Property Commission
2002-2003  Member of the City Management Commission

Other Commissions

2002-03  Tallinn City Enterprise Department, Member of Start-up Aid Commission

Hobbies

Bridge, running, swimming, diving

Language skills

Estonian – native
English – good
Russian – very good
Finnish – good

Computer skills

Higher Education on Information Technology

last updated in January 2018