Margus Kolga

Margus Kolga

Director General, Policy Planning Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Estonia

Margus Kolga is a Member of eGA’s Supervisory Board since 2019. He is an Estonian diplomat, Estonian Ambassador to Sweden. Before starting as an Ambassador to Sweden in 2019 Margus Kolga run Estonian campaign for the non-permanent membership to UN Security Council as a Head of the Task Force established by MFA.

From 2010 to 2015 he served as the Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations. From 2007 to 2010 Margus worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia as the Director General of the 1st Political Department (Security Policy and International Organisations). From 2003 to 2007 he worked as a senior research fellow in the Baltic Defence College and was responsible for organising and supporting the newly established Higher Command Studies Course (HCSC). From 1992 to 2003 Margus worked in Ministry of Defence of Estonia in different positions and was actively involved in Estonia’s NATO integration process and headed the Governmental Interagency Task Force for NATO membership.

From 2006 to 2011 and from 2016 to present date he holds the post of Academic Director for the Estonian State Defence Course.

He graduated from Tartu University’s Faculty of History in 1992.

Margus Kolga is decorated with the Order of the White Star Fourth Class and the Service Cross of the Ministry of Defence First Class.