Acting on a proposal from Minister of Finance Sven Sester, the Estonian government on Thursday endorsed Mart Mägi as the new head of Statistics Estonia.
Mägi has longtime managerial experience, having worked at several companies, including in the financial sector and as a management consultant. He has also been a lecturer at the University of Tartu and at Estonian Business School (EBS), the Ministry of Finance said.
"The helm of Statistics Estonia will be taken by a top manager with longtime private sector experience," ester said. "Tapping into the best know-how and skills of the private sector, we can make the management of state institutions more transparent and flexible. A big goal for Statistics Estonia is to make the collection of data and use of national statistics simpler, more convenient and useful for our entrepreneurs."
Mägi has worked as manager of car dealer Amserv Grupp, as a member of the management of Swedbank Estonia, chairman of the board of Swedbank Liising as well as chairman of the management board of Pricewaterhousecoopers Advisors. He has also worked as business consultant at Sampo Insurance Baltics and as manager of insurance provider Eesti Kindlustus.
Since 2015, he has served as a member of the supervisory board or manager of several businesses, including state-owned companies, and advised various businesses on strategic management.
The government released Andres Oopkaup, the previous head of Statistics Estonia, from his position at the end of January at his own request.
Editor: Aili Vahtla