Alar Karis

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Alar Karis
Alar Karis December 2021 (3) (cropped).jpg
Karis in 2021
6th President of Estonia
Assumed office
11 October 2021
Prime MinisterKaja Kallas
Preceded byKersti Kaljulaid
Director of the Estonian National Museum
In office
9 April 2018 – 7 September 2021
Preceded byTõnis Lukas
Succeeded byKertu Saks
Auditor General of Estonia
In office
7 April 2013 – 7 March 2018
Preceded byMihkel Oviir
Succeeded byJanar Holm
Rector of the University of Tartu
In office
3 July 2007 – 30 June 2012
Preceded byTõnu Lehtsaar (Acting)
Succeeded byVolli Kalm
Rector of the Estonian University of Life Sciences
In office
2003–2007
Preceded byHenn Elmet
Succeeded byMait Klaassen
Personal details
Born (1958-03-26) 26 March 1958 (age 64)
Tartu, Estonia
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)
Sirje Karis (m. 1977)
Children3
Alma materEstonian University of Life Sciences

Alar Karis (Template:IPA-et; born 26 March 1958) is an Estonian biologist, civil servant and politician. He is the sixth and current President of Estonia since 11 October 2021.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "CV: Alar Karis". www.etis.ee. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  2. Tambur, Silver (2021-08-31). "Alar Karis elected president of Estonia". Estonian World. Retrieved 2021-08-31.