The new head of the Education and Youth Board will receive a basic salary of €6,900 a month, which is higher than that of the prime minister and president.
ERR News reported yesterday that Ulla Ilisson will take on the title and will move from a role in the private sector at Swedbank. Her term of office is five years and she will start on August 10.
Ilisson's salary is higher than the highest salaries of civil servants disclosed by the Ministry of Finance. As of April 1, Villem Lapimaa, President of the Tallinn Circuit Court, earned the highest salary at €6,745 euros, followed by Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and Villu Kõve, President of the Supreme Court, who both earn €6,661.
The salary of President Kersti Kaljulaid is €6,661 as of April 1.
For comparison, the basic salary of Valdur Laid, Director General of the Tax and Customs Board, who will resign on 15 September, is €6,500 and Egon Veermäe, Director General of the Social Insurance Board, it is €6,300.
On June 3, the Riigikogu passed amendments to the law establishing the Education and Youth Board which combines the Innove Foundation, the Archimedes Foundation, the Education Information Technology Foundation and the Estonian Youth Work Center.
The Education and Youth Board will start working on August 10.
Editor: Helen Wright