Ambassador

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the State of Israel

SULEV KANNIKE

Curriculum Vitae
  • Date of birth 9 December 1953
Education
  • University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, 1972–1979
Employment record:
  • 1979–1982 Assistant Prosecutor at the Prosecutor’s Offices of Jõgeva and Rapla Regions
  • 1982–1987 Senior Research Fellow at the Scientific Library of Tartu State University
  • 1987–1992 Lecturer in the Chair of Philosophy of the Estonian Academy of Agriculture
  • 1992–1995 Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Vice Dean
Employment record in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
  • 1995–1996 Director General of the Legal Department
  • 1997–1998 Director General of the Policy Planning Department
  • 1998–1999 Director General of the Political Department
  • 1999–2003 Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia, Permanent Representative to NATO in Brussels
  • 1999–2003  side accreditation to the Kingdom of Belgium,
  • 1999–2004  side accreditations to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Western European Union (WEU)
Employment record in the Ministry of Defence:
  • 2003–2005              Undersecretary for Politics
Employment record in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
  • 2005–2007 Adviser in Global Security Affairs
  • 2007–2011 Ambassador of Estonia to the Council of Europe
  • 2011–2012 Undersecretary for Political Affairs
  • 2012–2016 Estonian Ambassador to Ukraine, based in Kyiv; side accreditation to the Republic of Moldova (2012-2015)
  • 08.2016–    Estonian Ambassador to Israel, based in Tel Aviv
Other job assignments
  • 1996–1997 participated in the OSCE mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Academic activities
  • 1995 Fulbright Scholarship grantee at the University of Connecticut
Languages
  • English
  • Russian
  • minimal French and German