Ambassador for the Republic of Estonia in Canberra is Ms. Kersti Eesmaa. She started in her current position as the Ambassador in August 2019. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Tartu and Master Degree from Estonian Business School with honors in Business Consultations. She started working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia in 1996 and over the years has served there as the Director General of two departments, namely Department for Human Resources and most recently, over the period of 5 years in Consular Department. Ms. Eesmaa has been posted at the Estonian UN delegation in Geneva and at the Permanent Representation of Estonia to EU in Brussels, covering international trade issues during both postings.  She speaks Estonian and English fluently and has knowledge of French, Russian, Finnish and Swedish.