Lauri Lepik

Permanent Representative – Estonia

  • Last updated: 22 Aug. 2012 15:03

Born October 14, 1960, Tallinn, Estonia



MA – Political Science, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 2003

BA – Library and Information Science, Tallinn Pedagogical University, 1985


Professional experience:

Since 2012 – Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the North Atlantic Council

2011- 2012 – Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Ukraine and to the Republic of Moldova

2008-2011 – Deputy Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council, NATO HQ, Brussels

2005-2008 – Senior Counsellor, Defense Section, Estonian Delegation to NATO

2004-2005 – Head of ESDP Bureau, Ministry of Defense, Tallinn

2004-2005 – European Correspondent, Head of CFSP & ESDP Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn

2000-2004 – leave of absence, trailing spouse of the Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Germany

1999-2000 – Defense Counsellor (MoD), Estonian Embassy in Washington D.C:

1996-1999 – Deputy Chief of Mission, Estonian Embassy, Washington D.C.

1995-1996 – Counsellor, MFA, Tallinn, Estonia

1992-1995 – State Chancellery, Information Board, Deputy Director, Tallinn, Estonia 1987-1992 – Deputy National Librarian, National Library of Estonia, Tallinn


Professional membership:

2000 – 2004 while on leave of absence, served as a Senior Fellow of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, contributing to the then ongoing debates on international affairs through numerous articles, op-eds and broadcasts.


Languages: Estonian, English, Russian


Married with two children