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Kadi Silde to assume the position of Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Ministry of Defence

19. December 2018 - 15:00
 Kadi Silde to assume the position of Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Ministry of Defence
Kadi Silde to assume the position of Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Ministry of Defence

With the Directive of the Minister of Defence, Kadi Silde, who is a long-time employee of the Ministry of Defence and a current national defence industry expert within the European Union’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, will be assuming the position of Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Ministry of Defence.

According to Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk, Silde is characterised by the ability to focus on what is important, is highly demanding of herself and others, and possesses an excellent ability to work with different parties in the name of a common goal.

‘I am confident that as a national expert coming from the European Commission, Kadi will be able to bring along observations to the Ministry that will be of benefit to dealings within our area of governance', said Prikk.

The Permanent Secretary stressed Silde’s role in the shaping of proposals affecting NATO’s defence and deterrence posture in the period following the annexation of Crimea and her expertise in the field governed by the Ministry of Defence.

Silde has worked for 10 years at posts within the Ministry of Defence in the International Co-operation Department, the NATO and EU Department, and the Policy Planning Department. In addition, she provided an outstanding contribution to the preparation and execution of Estonia’s Presidency of the European Council.

Silde has been working in her current position – national defence industry expert in unit I4 Defence (GROW.I.4) within the European Union’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, which deals with the defence industry – since July of this year.

Kadi Silde has twice been awarded a Third Class decoration from the Ministry of Defence.

Silde will begin working at the Ministry of Defence on 16 January of next year.

Further information: press[at]kaitseministeerium[dot]ee