State-owned postal service Eesti Post has replaced company financial manager Ahto Pärli, who started at the position on April 20. His position will be filled by Charlie Viikberg, who left his energy trade manager post at Eesti Energia a year ago, Delfi portal Ärileht reports.
The state-owned service also has a new management board, which Minister of Foreign Trade and IT Raul Siem (EKRE) endorsed in June.
Sten Soosaar, chairman of the board at Eesti Post, told Ärileht (link in Estonian) that changes at the financial manager position are connected to the process of developing one of Eesti Post's business sectors (e-invoicing) into an actual subsidiary.
Soosar explained: "Preparations for subsidizing need a professional and committed person, and Ahto Pärl, who has been responsible in the information business, was interested in leading that process. In connection to the new tasks, Ahto Pärl left his post as board member and financial manager, but will continue in preparing the e-invoicing business section into a separate company."
The board head added: "In accordance with the customs of leadership in state-owned companies, the board will announce a public contest to find a new CFO. /.../ The board is proud to announce Charlie Viikberg as the acting CFO/board member."
Soosaar's name is not widely known to the public, but according to Kaido Padar, head of the State Companies Appointment Committee, he fit Eesti Post because of his experience in IT and investing.
Soosaar, along with other IT businessmen, had previously been accused of bribing an official at the Ministry of Social Affairs, but according to Padar, the former incident was taken into account in the hiring process.
The board of Eesti Post now consists of Sten Soosaar, Regina Raukas, Mari Avarmaa, Madis Laansalu, Raivo Uukkivi and Kalle Viks.
Editor: Kristjan Kallaste