Biography of Jürgen Ligi
Vice-Chairman of the Reform Party Jürgen Ligi has been the Minister of Finance since July 2009. In the cabinet being established he has been nominated for the post of Minister of Finance.
Mr Ligi has been a member of the each of the last four Riigikogus. In March 2011 he was elected a member of the 12th Riigikogu. From 2005 to 2007 he was the Minister of Defence. Mr Ligi also has work experience in banking (as head of the Kuressaare branch of EVEA Bank) and he has been an economic adviser and consultant in a local authority and a business organisation.
Mr Ligi has a double degree from the University of Tartu: in 1982 he graduated with a degree in geography and in 1993 as a specialist in foreign economics. In 1996 he was awarded an MBA degree from the Estonian Business School. The most important of his free time activities is sport. He is the champion in triathlon in his age group in Estonia. Jürgen Ligi is married and has two sons.