Ambassador

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary 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

Ruth Lausma Luik was appointed Estonia`s Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal in July 2018 and took up her assignment as of 1 August.

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth   10 November 1964

Education
  • 1987 University of Tartu, French Language
  • 1989 Moscow State University, Roman and Germanic Languages and Literature
Employment record
  • 1989–1992 Estonian Institute, French Assistant Adviser
  • 1993–1994 Office of the President of the Republic, Head of Secretariat
Employment record in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1994–1996 Political Department, Office of Western Europe, Diplomat
  • 1996–1997 Chargé d’Affaires in Italy, opened the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Rome
  • 1997–2001 Ambassador to France
  • 1998–2002 Ambassador, Permanent Representative to UNESCO, based in Paris/Tallinn
  • 2001–2004 Ambassador to the Principality of Andorra, based in Paris/Tallinn
  • 2001–2003 2nd Political Department, Director of Office of Western Europe
  • 2003–2010 assignments abroad to NATO in the US as the ambassador’s spouse
  • 2010–2012 Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, Adviser, relationships with the European Parliament and General Affairs Group (GAG)
  • 2012–2014 assignment abroad to Moscow as the ambassador’s spouse
  • 2015–2016 Department for European and Trans-Atlantic Cooperation, Director of Office of Western Europe and North America
  • 2016–2018 Department for European Affairs, Director of Office of Western Europe
  • 2018–          Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic and the Kingdom of Morocco, based in Lisbon
National awards
  • Commander’s Cross of the Legion of Honour of the Republic of France, 2001
  • Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Portuguese Republic, 2003
  • Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau of the Netherlands, 2018
  • Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, 2018
Foreign languages

English, French, Russian, Italian