Kaja Kallas

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Person.png Kaja Kallas   LinkedIn WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Born18 June 1977
Tallinn, Estonia
Alma materUniversity of Tartu, Estonian Business School
ParentsSiim Kallas
Member ofEuropean Council on Foreign Relations, Friends of Europe/Young European Leaders/2017, Open Society Foundations/Reliable allies
RelativesEduard Alver
Estonian politician

Employment.png Prime Minister of Estonia

In office
26 January 2021 - Present

Kaja Kallas is an Estonian politician who was prime minister of Estonia since 2021.[1]

She was a member of George Soros' European Council on Foreign Relations, was selected a Young European Leader by the lobby group Friends of Europe in 2017, and was categorized as a "reliable ally" by the Open Society Foundations when she sat in the European Parliament. She has been mooted as a possible Secretary-General of NATO.[2]

Early life and education

Kaja Kallas was born in Tallinn on 18 June 1977.[3] She is the daughter of Siim Kallas, who was the 14th prime minister of Estonia and later a European Commissioner.[4] During the Soviet deportations from Estonia, her mother Kristi, six months old at the time, was deported to Siberia with her mother and grandmother in a cattle car and lived there until she was ten years old.[5] Kallas's great-grandfather was Eduard Alver, Commander of the Estonian Defence League (Kaitseliit) during the Estonian War of Independence, and the first chief of the Estonian Police from 1918 to 24 May 1919.[5][6]

Kallas graduated from the University of Tartu in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in law. She lived in France and Finland briefly while training in European law.[7] From 2007, she attended the Estonian Business School, getting an EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) in economics in 2010.[8]


Events Participated in

Munich Security Conference/202218 February 202220 February 2022Germany
Munich Security Conference/202317 February 202319 February 2023Germany
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