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My story in short

I'm a strategy consultant and social entrepreneur on a mission of developing the institutions of society that make human kind flourish – democracy, civil society, public discussion, science and education.

For more than 10 years I've led the Domus Dorpatensis (DD) Foundation in Estonia. Under the DD umbrella we've launched many social initiatives, such as the TEDx conferences in Tartu, the Estonian Civil Society Week, the first ever Social Entrepreneurship Incubator in Estonia and so on. Currently the main parts of DD are the next generation leadership program DD Academy and our non-profit consultancy DD StratLab.

Academically I'm doing my PhD research at the University of Tartu on the topic of sustainable transitions, based on my social sciences and economics background.

Being a huge Star Trek fan I've always believed (like Carl Sagan) that the world will be what we make of it.

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My virtual CV

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Current work & volunteering

Main work:

Domus Dorpatensis (DD) Foundation, CEO, 2010 – …

DD StratLab, strategy consultant, 2018 – …


Voluntary positions:

Estonian Network of Nonprofit Organisations, council member, 2013 – …

University Students Foundation (BE MORE.), council member, 2015 – …

University of Tartu, program council member for Change Leadership program, 2018 – …

Education & Research


University of Tartu, PhD, sustainable transitions



University of TartuMaster’s, communications

University of Tartu, Bachelor’s, economics

Hugo Treffner Gymnasiummaths specialization


I’m part of a research team that works on a project of Deep Transitions of the Estonian energy, transport and communications systems. My publications and other scientific work can be found here: ETIS and here: ResearchGate.

Past work & volunteering

At the University of Tartu:

President of the Student Body, for two terms

University Senator & member of other commitees, for two terms

Vice-President of the Student Body, for one term


At the DD Foundation:

Co-founder of SEIKU, the first ever Estonian social entrepreneurship incubator

Co-founder of Estonian Civil Society Week, with a team from DD and the Estonian Debating Society

Founder of Young Leaders Network, organizing the Leadership School among other things

Founder of TEDxTartu, for several years and then a member of the team


Other work & volunteering:

AIESEC in Tartu, member of the board

Tartu Youth Council, member of the board

Exevo (India), market research assistant

Astro Baltics, consultant and technical assistant


University of TartuMedal of the University, 2020

BE MORE. Network, Student of the Year, 2017

City of TartuYoung Innovator of the Year, 2013


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