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Taavi Kotka, Estonia's chief ICT official, to quit

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Taavi Kotka will leave the position of deputy secretary general for ICT at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications on Jan. 31.

«He will help find a successor and will leave on January 31,» Rasmus Ruuda, spokesman for the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, told BNS on Wednesday. Ruuda said that Kotka, who has worked at the ministry for four years, wishes to find new challenges in the private sector.

Born in 1979, Kotka holds a bachelor of science in information technology from the University of Tartu and a master's degree in e-government technologies and services from Tallinn University of Technology. He worked as programmer and analyst at the company Andmevara in 1998-2000, and in different positions at Webmedia from 2000 to 2012, including as CEO since 2006. He started working at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in January 2013.

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