AGO SILDE was born on November 25 1963 in Keila. He graduated from the Kehtna Vocational Training School with honours in 1983 and continued his studies at the Estonian Agricultural Academy. Ago Silde has done his MA studies in the field of power engineering at the Oulu University in Finland and additional studies at the Tallinn Pedagogical University.

Previously Ago Silde has worked at the Estonian Association of SME's, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Turveruukki OY in Finland and at the Kehtna School of Economy and Technology. Since 2000 he has been active in Ida-Virumaa, forming Estonia´s largest vocational training centre in Narva and working as its headmaster. During 2004-2007 he had been working as the governor of Ida-Viru county.

Ago Silde participates actively in the work of various charity and business organizations, with the aim of supporting the development of the county and achieving the rise of employment levels in particular.

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Date of Birth: November 25 1963

Additional information: Estonian – mother tongue; Finnish, Russian, and English.

Hobbies: travelling, sports, barbecue

Education and qualifications:

1983 - 1990 Estonian Agricultural Academy; hydrotechny engineer
1979 - 1983 Kehtna Vocational Training School; melioration technician-mechanic

Additional qualifications:

1991 - 1993 Tallinn Pedagogical university; department of adult education
2000 - 2001 University „Nord”; department of adult education
1992 - 1994 Master studies in power engineering:
• University of Oulu
• Finland´s Technical Research Centre (VTT Energy)

Work experience:

1990 - 1994lector at Kehtna Higher Agricultural School
1991 - 1995Estonian Association of SME's, CEO of the Rapla Union
1993 - 1994Estonian project manager for Turveruukki OY (Finland)
1994project consultant at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
1994 - 2000headmaster of Kehtna School of Economics and Technology
2000project manager at the Education Ministry of Estonia
2000 - 2004headmaster of Narva Vocational Training Centre
2004 - 2007Governor of Ida-Viru county
2007 -Sillamäe SEJ, member of the board
2009 -Cargotec Estonia AS, member of the board

Societal engagement:

2001 - 2002president of Lions Club Narva
2002 - 2004board member of the Narva Union of Entrepreneurs
2006 -board member of the Ida-Viru Club of Industrialists and Investors
2009 -Member of Narva City Council

Awards and decorations:

2005 Estonian Order of the White Star, 5th class
2007 Award of the Ida-Viru county
2008 Golden Cross of the White Rose Knighthood of Finland, 1st class