Renewed: 10.04.2013, 23:05
Ministry of Agriculture
Helir-Valdor Seeder assumed the office of the Minister of Agriculture in 2007 when the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union, the Reform Party and the Social Democratic Party formed the government.
From 2003 to 2007 Helir-Valdor was a member of the 10th Riigikogu, being also a member of the Finance Committee. Earlier he worked as the Viljandi County Governor for ten years and before that as the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Viljandi.
As for his education, Helir-Valdor is an economist – in 1990 he graduated from the former Estonian Academy of Agriculture (today the Estonian University of Life Sciences). Later he refreshed his knowledge on a variety of training courses.
Helir-Valdor likes to spend his free time with his family. He is interested in history and does voluntary work for the National Defence League. He is the leader of a non-profit organisation called ‘Viha ja Viisnurk’, which is a private museum, and is a member of the management of the Sakala Regional Unit of the National Defence League and a member of the Council of Elders of the National Defence League.
Helir-Valdor is married and has four sons.
Date and place of birth: 7 September 1964, Viljandi
1990 Estonian Academy of Agriculture, economist
1983 Technical School of J. Gagarin State Farm
1979 Viljandi Secondary School no. 5
2007– present Minister of Agriculture in the coalition government of the Reform Party, the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union and the Social Democratic Party, later in the coalition government of the Reform Party and the Pro Patria and Res Public Union
2003–2007 Member of the 10th Riigikogu
1993–2003 Viljandi County Governor
1992–1993 Mayor of Viljandi
1991 Deputy Mayor of Viljandi
1991–1992 Viljandi City Government, Economic Adviser
1990–1991 Vana-Võidu Technical School, Teacher
Foreign languages: Russian & English
Party membership: Pro Patria and Res Publica Union
We are committed to making this website accessible to as many people as possible.