Anneli Ott is the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia from 26 January 2021. She is a member of the Estonian Centre Party.
Anneli Ott was born on 2 May 1976 in Tartu. She is divorced and a mother of a daughter and a son. In 2011, Ott joined the Estonian Centre Party.
Employment history and career
- From the end of 2020, she was the Minister of Public Administration.
- From 2019–2020, she was a member of the 14th Riigikogu, the Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee, and a member of the National Defence Committee.
- From 2016–2019, she was a member of the 13th Riigikogu, the Deputy Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Select Committee, and a member of the National Defence Committee.
- From 2011–2014, she was the Deputy Elder of the Nõmme District Government in Tallinn.
- From 2010–2015, she was a member of the Võru City Council, and from 2014–2015 the Chairman of the Council.
- From 2009–2010, she was the Mayor of Võru.
- From 2007–2015, she was the CEO and a member of the Management Board of Võrumaa Partnerluskogu.
- From 2006–2007, she was the Deputy Rural Municipality Mayor of Lasva.
- From 1993–1994, she was an Instructor at Võru Hobby School.
Anneli Ott graduated from the University of Tartu in 1999 with a degree in physical movement and sports sciences and received the teaching profession as an additional specialty in 2000.
In undertaking to perform the duties of a member of the Government of the Republic, I am aware that I shall bear responsibility in this office before the Republic of Estonia and my conscience. I solemnly swear to remain faithful to the constitutional order of the Republic of Estonia and to devote my strength to securing the welfare and future of the people of Estonia.
26. January 2021, Tallinn