Birgit Lao

Background

Birgit Lao

Ambassador for Education of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

She has two Master’s degrees, one in European Studies from the University of Tartu (Estonia) and the other from the University of Oulu in Education Entrepreneurship. In 2001 he became Secretary General of the Association of Estonian Adult Educators ANDRAS. Then in 2006, he became Deputy Head of the Structural Funds Department at the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia. In 2012, still within the Ministry of Education he becomes Head of the Analysis Department, where he is responsible for creating and implementing the national education monitoring system. In 2014 he assumes the position of CEO of Foundation Innove, one of the largest education agencies in Estonia.

In February 2021 she assumes the position of Ambassador in charge of Education at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.