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Margus Noormaa

Director General

Margus Noormaa has been managing the Information System Authority since 22 April 2019. Previously, he worked as Director of the Information Technology Centre of the Ministry of Finance, where he was responsible for the development, management, and provision of ICT services of the ministry and the area of government.

Noormaa has held several positions at the Tax and Customs Board, including the position of Deputy Director General. He is also a member of the supervisory board of the State Infocommunication Foundation.

Margus Noormaa was born on 9 June 1970. He has graduated from the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and has a Master’s degree in IT management from Tallinn University.

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Andrus Kaarelson

Director of State Information System

Since April 2017, Andrus Kaarelson has been managing the State Information System Branch (the use of electronic identity, the data exchange X-Road, RIHA, the administration for state information systems and data, the State Portal, defence of the state IT infrastructure, etc.). He has worked in telecommunication companies for over 20 years and more than ten years for Elisa.

Kaarelson has held various positions at Elisa and in the last four years, he was a member of the management board. From 1998 to 2006, he worked as a project manager of mobile networks at Ericsson Estonia.

Andrus Kaarelson was born on 24 December 1972. In 2013, he received his Master’s degree from the Estonian Business School (EBS) in international business administration. In 1996, he received a telecommunications degree from from Tallinn University of Technology.

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Lauri Aasmann

Director of Cyber Security

Lauri Aasmann has been managing the Cyber Security Branch (policy and analysis, standards and supervision, incident response, critical information infrastructure protection) since 1 December 2019.

Aasmann worked for eight years as the Chief of the Law Branch at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, where he was involved with legal research projects on cyber defence under international law, leading an international legal team, and project management. Aasmann has also worked as an IT legal counsel at the Legal Department of Swedbank AS and as a District Prosecutor at the Northern District Prosecutor’s Office.

Lauri Aasmann was born on 12 May 1979. He has studied at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and has graduated from the School of Law of the University of Tartu.



Ly Sari

Director of Administration

Ly Sari manages the support services (human resources, finance, document management, etc.) of RIA as of spring 2018. She has a long-term experience in finance and human resource work.

The last four years, Ly Sari has been the head supervisor of state budget at the Ministry of Finance. In 2007–2014, she worked at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, first as the head of the finance department and later as the head of human resources.

Sari was born on 15 January 1972. She graduated from Audentes University and received a Master’s degree in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration.

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Last modified: 03.12.2019

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