Urve Palo
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Estonia
Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Estonia
Urve Palo is the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia from 23 November 2016. She is a member of the Social Democratic Party. From 2015–2016, Urve Palo was a member of the 13th Riigikogu. In 2015, Urve Palo served as the Minister of Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Estonia. From 2014–2015, Urve Palo served as the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of the Republic of Estonia. From 2011-2014, Urve Palo was a member of the 12th Riigikogu and was the Deputy Chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee. From 2009-2011, Urve Palo was the Deputy Mayor of Viimsi municipality government. From 2007-2009, Palo served as the Minister of Population Affairs of the Republic of Estonia. From 1997-2007, Urve Palo was the head of Saint-Gobain Isover AS. Prior to that, she worked as an accountant, export manager and advertising manager in the same company. Born on 10 July 1972 in Haapsalu, Urve Palo has graduated from Värska Secondary School, and aquired a Master's degree in Economy (MBA) from University of Tartu.