Siim Valmar Kiisler

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Siim Valmar Kiisler
Siim-Valmar Kiisler.jpg
Siim Valmar Kiisler in 2011.
Minister of the Environment
In office
12 June 2017 – 29 April 2019
Prime MinisterJüri Ratas
Preceded byMarko Pomerants
Succeeded byRene Kokk
Minister of Regional Affairs of Estonia
In office
23 January 2008 – 26 March 2014
Prime MinisterAndrus Ansip
Preceded byVallo Reimaa
Succeeded byoffice abolished
Personal details
BornTallinn, Estonia
NationalityEstonian
Political partyUnion of Pro Patria and Res Publica
Alma materTechnical University of Tallinn
ProfessionBusinessman

Siim Valmar Kiisler (born 6 November 1965 in Tallinn) is an Estonian politician, a member of the Union of Pro Patria and Res Publica (IRL).

Personal life[edit]

In 1984, he finished his secondary education in Tallinn, and attended the Tallinn University of Technology. Seven years later, he received his degree in automated control systems.

He was president of the advisory council of the company Glacier Eesti AS between 1995 and 2003.

Married, he is the father of four boys (Taavi Kalle, Heiki Rein, Mati Kalev, Arti Tanel) and a girl (Mari Helmi). He speaks Estonian, English, Russian, and Finnish.

Political activities[edit]

He was elected to the municipal council of Tallinn in 1999. In the same year, Siim-Valmer Kiisler became the governor of the Kesklinn district in Tallinn for two years.

Reelected to the municipal council in 2002, he left in 2003, to seek election as an MP in the Riigikogu. He was elected until 2005, and again between 2006 and 2007.

He was first a member of the Res Publica party, which led the parliamentary group, and then joined the Union of Pro Patria and Res Publica (IRL).

He was re-elected to the legislature on 4 March 2007, and named Vice-Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications, under Juhan Parts.

On 23 January 2008, Siim-Valmar Kiisler became Minister of Regional Affairs in the second government of Prime Minister Andrus Ansip. He continued in the same capacity also in the third government of Andrus Ansip that was in office until 26 March 2014.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Elmar Sepp
Governor of Kesklinn district, Tallinn
1999–2001
Succeeded by
Erik Siigur
Preceded by
Vallo Reimaa
Estonian Minister of Regional Affairs
2008–2014
Succeeded by
Hanno Pevkur
(as Minister of the Interior and Regional Affairs)