Ambassador

Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Portugal

RUTH LAUSMA LUIK

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Portugal Ruth Lausma Luik

Curriculum Vitae

Professional career

2018 –                   Ambassador of Estonia to Portugal and non-resident ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco;

2017-2018            Director of the Division for Western Europe, Department for European Affairs, MFA;

2015- 2016          Director of the Division for Western Europe and North America, Department of Europe and Transatlantic Cooperation, MFA;

2012-2014          accompanied her husband, Ambassador J. Luik on his assignment to the Russian Federation;

2010-2012          Counsellor in the Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU (relations with the EP, General Affairs Group, institutional affairs);

2003-2009          accompanied her husband on his assignments as Ambassador to the United States of America and as Permanent Representative to NATO;

2001-2003          Director for Western Europe and North America, Political Department, MFA; non-resident ambassador to Andorra;

1998-2001          Ambassador to France; Permanent Representative to UNESCO;

1996-1998          Chargé d’Affaires, opened the Estonian Embassy in Rome, Italy;

1994-1996          Desk-officer- countries of Southern Europe and Benelux, the Holy See; Political department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

1993-1994          Head of Secretariat, Office of the President of Estonia;

1989-1992          Expert on French affairs, Estonian Institute; reopened Alliance Française in Tallinn;

1991-1996          Lecturer in French language at Estonian Institute of Humanities/Tallinn University

Education:

1987-1989          graduated with MA degree in Romance languages and literature (French, Italian), Moscow State University;

1983-1987          studies of Romance languages and literature, University of Tartu;

Ambassador Lausma Luik speaks English, French, Russian and Italian. She is married and has a son.