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Our people

Marko Arula, Director

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

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, Head of the Software Department

Kätlin Viik, Head of the Software Department

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

Risto Raaper, Head of the Infrastructure Department

Risto Raaper, Head of the Infrastructure Department

I have studied at Tallinn Polytechnic School (graduated in 2001) in the speciality of personal computers and computer networks and graduated from the speciality of IT management at the Estonian Business School in 2006.  My main leisure time hobbies are sports-related: cycling, running and skiing.

At KeMIT, my task is to organise the administration and development of the information technology infrastructure, and guarantee the general availability, data integrity and confidentiality of information systems.

Professional experience

  • Centre of Registers and Information Systems, IT Administrator 2008–2012
  • Centre of Registers and Information Systems, Software Development Project Manager 2012
  • Headquarters of the Defence League, Manager of the Department of Information Technology Administration and Development 2012–2016
  • Information Technology Centre of the Ministry of the Environment, Head of the Infrastructure Department since November 2016
Meelis Männiste, Lawyer

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

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.