Expert on economics and public figure
Raivo Vare is an entrepreneur and active public figure, whose keen insight and comprehensive experience have made him one of Estonia’s most relevant opinion leaders. He has been the chairman of the council of the Estonian Development Fund, the vice-chairman of the council of the Estonian Cooperation Assembly, as well as a member of the Estonian President’s think tank, the University of Tartu Board of Governors and the councils of several enterprises. Vare has worked as the development director of Estonian Railways, as well as a consultant and a lecturer. In the 1990s, he was the State Minister of the transition government, later the Minister of Roads and Communications. He graduated magna cum laude from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tartu and received graduated cum laude from the MA programme at the Estonian Business School.