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Tea Davilov

Tea Danilov

Head of the Foresight Centre                               
+372 631 6922   


Tea has graduated from the University of Tartu with a Master of Economics degree, specialising in econometrics and economic theory. She has worked in Enterprise Estonia as the Director of Export and Entrepreneurship Centre, and in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications as the Head of Internal Market Department and Economic Development Department.
 Meelis Kitsing

Meelis Kitsing

Head of Research
+372 631 6921

Meelis earned his PhD from the University of Massachusetts in the USA, his Master’s degree (MALD) as a Fulbright scholar from the Fletcher School at Tufts University (US) and his MSc as a Peacock scholar from London School of Economics (UK). He completed his Bachelor’s studies at the University of Tartu.  Meelis has served as Adviser to the Strategy Unit of the Government Office, the Head of Economic Analysis at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, and as a consultant to several international companies. He is also Professor at the Department of Economics and Finance at the Estonian Business School.
 Kadri Mats

Kadri Mats

Project Manager
+372 631 6924

Kadri has studied public administration at the Estonian Business School, and also financial management at the same university. She has worked as Project Manager of the European Union funds at Foundation KredEx, and as an Expert at the Economic Development Department of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.

Johanna Vallistu

+372 631 6924

Johanna is a graduate of the Tallinn University of Technology Master’s programme in Technology Governance, and Sciences Po Master’s programme on Evaluating Policies and Programmes. She acquired her Bachelor’s degree at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Johanna has worked as an analyst at the Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS) in the University of Tartu, and as a consultant of innovation and economic policies at Technopolis Group. In the Foresight Centre, Johanna Vallistu has headed the study programmes of Labour Market 2035, and Financial Well-being of the Future Elderly. Since 2019, Johanna has been working towards her PhD degree in TalTech Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance. Her main interests lie in the future social insurance system, and the future of work.

Uku Varblane                   

+372 521 4757

Uku has received a Master’s degree from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tartu, where he focused on economic modelling and public economy, and is completing his doctoral studies where his topic of research is the links between productivity and global value chains. He has also studied in Slovenia at the University of Ljubljana, in Sweden at Jönköping University and Tbilisi State University in Georgia. As the Head of the Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS) of the University of Tartu, Uku has more than 10 years of experience in conducting and managing applied research in economy.

Berit Brandt

Information Adviser
+372 631 6923

Berit has graduated from the Tallinn University with a Master of Arts in Humanities (MA), specialising in linguistics and language editing. Earlier, she has worked in the Administrative Department of the Estonian Public Broadcasting and as the Consultant of the Estonian Green Party Faction at the Chancellery of the Riigikogu.

Marina Васhmann

Communications Specialist 
+372 56456 600

Marina has studied the history of the Estonian language and culture at Tallinn University, and she has 15 years of work experience in communications from private and public sector.



Last updated: 06.01.2020