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Management

The management of the Ministry of Rural Affairs includes the Minister of Rural Affairs, Secretary General and Deputy Secretary Generals, whose subordinates are the Heads of Department.

The tasks of the management members have been set out in the statutes of the Ministry of Rural Affairs.

The Ministry of Rural Affairs is headed and represented by the Minister for Rural Affairs, who is appointed and dismissed by the Government of the Republic.

The Secretary General manages the work of the structural units of the Ministry, except for the work of the Internal Audit Department. The Secretary General also coordinates the activities the governmental authorities in the Ministry's area of government and the state authorities administered by the Ministry, as well as organises the administration of the Ministry. The Secretary General is proposed by the Minister of Rural Affairs.

Deputy Secretaries General are subordinates of the Secretary General, who manage the subordinate departments through the Heads of Department. The Ministry of Rural Affairs consists of the following positions: the Deputy Secretary General for Fisheries Policy and Foreign Affairs, the Deputy Secretary General for Agricultural and Rural Life Policies, and the Deputy Secretary General for Food Safety. The Deputy Secretary Generals are chosen on the basis of a competitive public selection process.

 
Secretary General Tiina Saron

Tiina Saron

Secretary General

Tiina Saron manages the structural units of the Ministry of Rural Affairs and organises the activities of the Ministry’s government and state authorities since 9 January 2020.

 Phone: +372 625 6103
tiina.saron@agri.ee

 
Deputy Secretary General for Fisheries Policy and Foreign Affairs Siim Tiidemann

Siim Tiidemann

Deputy Secretary General for Fisheries Policy and Foreign Affairs

Siim Tiidemann has served as the Deputy Secretary General for Fisheries Policy and Foreign Affairs since 1 July 2018 and manages the Fishery Economics Department and the International Cooperation Department.

 Phone: +372 625 6105
siim.tiidemann@agri.ee

 
Deputy Secretary General for Agricultural and Rural Life Policies Marko Gorban

Marko Gorban

Deputy Secretary General for Agricultural and Rural Life Policies

Marko Gorban has been the Deputy Secretary General for Agricultural and Rural Life Policies since 1 June 2016 and he manages the work of the Rural Affairs Policy and Analysis Department, the Land Use Policy Department, and the Agricultural Policy Department.

 Phone: +372 625 6129
marko.gorban@agri.ee

 

Last updated: 15 May 2020