Our people

Marko Arula, Director

As the Director of KeMIT, I manage the institution and organise the implementation of its duties together with a team of wonderful and professional colleagues.

I have graduated from Tallinn First High School, followed by the speciality of industrial electronics at Tallinn University of Technology in 1983, have run businesses and worked in leading positions in the private and public sector, mainly in the field of IT.

I carry out continuing professional development in the field of management, in particular IT management.

Professional career:

  • 1983–1986 Science and production association “Algoritm“, Chief Specialist for Mainframe Computers
  • 1986–1990 Tallinn Polytechnic Institute, Computing Centre, Chief Engineer
  • 1990–1995 IT entrepreneurship, entrepreneur
  • 1995–1997 Ministry of the Interior, Head of the IT Department
  • 1997–1999 AS Eesti Kindlustus, IT Manager
  • 1999–2004 Microlink Group, management boards of various institutions
  • 2004–2009 Tallinn Ceramics Factory, Chairman of Board
  • 2009–2015 Enterprise Estonia, IT Manager
  • 2015 onward – Director at KeMIT

Maia-Liisa Mürkel, Deputy Director of Administration

I have studied law at the Private School of Social Sciences Veritas and at the International University Audentes. I have worked at the Estonian Savings Bank and at the Estonian Railways, and my recent positions have been as follows:

  • 2005–2013 Estonian Forensic Science Institute – Head of the Development and Staff Service
  • 2013–2015 Enterprise Estonia – Manager of the Staff and Administration Unit
  • 2015–2016 Head of Development and Staff at KeMIT
  • 2016 onward – Deputy Director of Administration at KeMIT

At KeMIT, my task is to coordinate human resources, the management of affairs, the legal domain and administrative issues.

Kätlin Viik, Deputy Director of Services

I have studied information technology management at Tallinn University (graduated in 2017) and organisation and management at Tallinn University of Technology (graduated in 2000).

At KeMIT, my task is to implement various IT developments made in the area of administration. To achieve this, I am heading an expert team of enthusiastic project managers, analysts and developers.

Professional experience

  • Information Technology Centre of the Ministry of the Environment, Head of the Software Department since November 2017
  • Information Technology Centre of the Ministry of the Environment, IT Project Manager 2016–2017
  • Enterprise Estonia, IT Analyst / Project Manager 2014–2016
  • Grato Systems OÜ, IT Project Manager / Analyst 2005–2012
  • OÜ Interinx, Software Consultant / Project Manager 2005
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Leading Specialist of the State Information Systems Department 2002–2004

Ministry of Transport and Communications, Chief Specialist of the State Information Systems Department 2001–2002

Roger Ote, Head of Information Security

I started gaining IT knowledge at Viljandi Vocational Training Centre where I got to know computers and computer networks. While attending school, I became interested in electronics and various ways of automation, and these interests helped me to take first place in the vocational competition “Noor Meister”. I soon realised that this is not enough for me, so with the help of my friends, I started to lead a LAN party called InterLAN outside my school activities, which grew into one of the largest technology festivals in Estonia. Organising LAN parties led me to one my biggest passions – generating ideas and implementing them. This, in turn, required me to develop my team and project management skills. Half a year before graduating from school, I started working at Viljandi Jakobson School where I developed contemporary IT systems as an IT specialist. I soon continued as an IT Manager at the school.
After working in IT management for a time, curiosity brought me to KeMIT where I started administrating computer networks. Today, I contribute my energy to protecting IT systems at KeMIT.
My task is to find all the weakness in the systems and do everything in my power with the help of KeMIT’s specialists that these weaknesses make it as inconvenient as possible for our counterparties to gain access.

Meelis Männiste, Lawyer

I have studied in the Faculty of Law at Nord Academy (graduated in 2002).

Professional experience

  • Plant Production Inspectorate, Solicitor 2003–2008
  • Ministry of the Environment, Legal Department, Lawyer 2008–2016
  • Information Technology Centre of the Ministry of the Environment, Lawyer since 2016

At KeMIT, my speciality is legal issues

Britt Piin, Office Manager

In 2010, I graduated from the speciality of human resource and secretarial tasks, and in 2012, I completed professional higher education studies in the speciality of executive assistant. In 2018, I acquired the profession of a Human Resource Specialist, level 5. My tasks at KeMIT include the up-to-date and proper organisation and development of administration and archive work while making sure the institution runs smoothly and performing the tasks of the human resource specialist.

Villu Kägo, Head of the Service Department

I organise the operations of the user support team at KeMIT.

I have studied information and communication technology at the Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences (Mainor), and I graduated in 2004. 

I have gained experience in web marketing and software development companies programming campaign platforms, websites and developing information system user interfaces. 

In my free time I do sports, travel, or philosophise.

Professional experience

  • 2006–2008 Webmaster, ADM Interactive
  • 2010-2012 User interface developer, Nortal
  • 2015–2016 UI/UC specialist, KeMIT
  • 2016–2019 Senior developer/team leader, KeMIT
  • 2019–...      Head of the Service Department, KeMIT