Ambassador

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Kingdom of Sweden

MERLE PAJULA

Merle Pajula is the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Kingdom of Sweden since January 2015.

Merle Pajula is the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Kingdom of Sweden since January 2015.

Curriculum vitae

1960, Tallinn, Estonia

Education:
  • 1978-1983 Tartu State University (Estonia), Estonian Language and Literature
Employment record:
  • 1983-1986 Fr. R. Kreutzwald State Library, Senior Librarian
  • 1986-1989 Scientific Methodology Centre for Folklore and Cultural Work, Senior Researcher
  • 1989-1992 School for Cultural Workers, Editor
  • 1992-1993 Press and Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Third Secretary
  • 1993-1995 Press and Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Second Secretary
  • 1995-1998 Embassy in Helsinki, Second Secretary (Press and Information Affairs)
  • 1998-2000 Director General of the Press and Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 2000-2004 Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York
  • 2004-2006 Counsellor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Office of the Riigikogu, Head of Foreign Relations Department)
  • 2006-2010 Ambassador to the Republic of Finland, based in Helsinki
  • 2010-2012 Director of the Office of Analysis of the Policy Planning Department
  • 2014 Political Department, Director of the Office of Policy Planning
  • 2014 Director of 3rd Office of the Department for European and Trans-Atlantic Cooperation (Office of General Affairs of South Eastern Europe and the EU)
  • 2015- Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden, based in Stockholm
Foreign languages:
  • English, Russian, Finnish