Toomas Hendrik Ilves

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Toomas Hendrik Ilves
4t Preses o the Republic o Estonie
In office
9 October 2006 – 10 October 2016
Prime MeenisterAndrus Ansip
Precedit biArnold Rüütel
Succeedit biKersti Kaljulaid
Personal details
Born (1953-12-26) 26 December 1953 (age 70)
Stockholm, Swaden
Poleetical pairtyIndependent (syne 2006)
Ither poleetical
Social Democratic Pairty (afore 2006)
Spoose(s)Evelin Int (m. 2004)
Alma materColumbie Varsity
Varsity o Pennsylvanie

Toomas Hendrik Ilves (Estonian pronunciation: [ˈtoːmɑs ˈhendrik ˈilves]; born 26 December 1953) is the fowert Preses o Estonie, in affice syne 2006. Ilves wirked as a diplomat an joornalist, an he wis the leader o the Social Democratic Pairty in the 1990s. He served in the govrenment as Meenister o Foreign Affairs frae 1996 tae 1998 an again frae 1999 tae 2002. Later, he wis a Member o the European Parliament frae 2004 tae 2006. He wis electit as Preses o Estonie bi an electoral college on 23 September 2006 an his term as Preses began on 9 October 2006.

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