Ambassador

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to Italy

PAUL TEESALU

Curriculum Vitae

Born 24 February 1975 in Martna, Estonia

Education:
  • 1993-1997 MA Theology, Tartu Theological Seminary and University of Tartu
  • 1997-1998 Estonian School of Diplomacy, Tallinn
Professional career:
  • 1998 Joined the Estonian Foreign Service
  • 1998–2000 Desk Officer on South Caucasus and Central Asia, Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 2000–2001 Desk Officer on Austria, Germany and Switzerland, Political Department, MFA
  • 2001–2004 Political Officer, Permanent Mission of Estonia to the OSCE, Vienna
  • 2004–2007 Political Officer, Permanent Representation of Estonia to NATO, Brussels
  • 2007–2009 Director, International Organisations Division, Political Department, MFA
  • 2009–2010 Director, Security Policy Division, Political Department, MFA
  • 2010–2014 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Cairo; Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the Leagu of Arab States (co-accredited), Cairo; Ambassador, Permanent Observer to the African Union (co-accredited), Cairo
  • 2014–2017 Political Director, Director General of Political Department, MFA
  • 2018–2020 Undersecretary for Political Affairs, MFA; Ambassador to the Holy See, residing in Tallinn
  • 2020– Ambassador (designate) to the Italian Republic
Foreign languages:
  • English, German, Russian

Married to Mrs. Katri Teesalu, son Erik (2001) and daughter Eva (2003)