Ambassador

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of

Estonia to the Kingdom of Norway

Lauri Bambus

Curriculum Vitae

Date and place of birth

  • May 31, 1969, Valga (Estonia)

Education

  • 2004 – Faculty of Law, Tartu University
  • 1993 – Faculty of Philosophy, Russian language and literature (CUM LAUDE), Tartu University (Estonia)

Special courses

  • 1998 Vienna Diplomatic Academy, With Honours (Austria)
  • 1995 Human Rights, Turku University (Finland)

Professional career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • 2020- Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway
  • 2012-2021 Ambassador to the Sultnate of Oman
  • 2012- Non-Resident Ambassador of Estonia to the Sultanate of Oman
  • 2017-2020 Chief of State Protocol / Director General of the State Protocol Department
  • 2014-2017 Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • 2010-2014 Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs
  • 2007-2010 Director General, Consular Department
  • 2005-2007 Consul General, Consulate General in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2002-2005 Director of Schengen Division, Consular Department
  • 1999-2002 Second Secretary, Estonian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1998-1999 Second Secretary, Consular Department
  • 1995-1998 Attaché/Third Secretary, Estonian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland
  • Since 1995 Desk officer, Consular Department

Academic activities

  • 2017- Lectures on “Protocol and Etiquette” at the Estonian School of Diplomacy, Government and Local Municipalities
  • 2019 Special Course “Diplomacy and International Relations”,
  • Tallinn XXI School
  • 2007-2014 Lectures on Consular Issues at the Estonian School of Diplomacy

Decorations

  • 2019 – Order of the Three Stars (Latvia), Commander’s Cross
  • 2018 – Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, Grand Officer
  • 2018 – Order of Oragne-Nassau (the Netherland), Grand Officer
  • 2014 – Silver Badge of Merit of the Estonian Ministry of the Interior
  • 2014 – Order of the Lion of Finland, Commander’s Cross
  • 2014 – Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, Commander’s Cross
  • 2011 – National Order of Merit (France), Officer
  • 2010 – Border Guard Cross of Merit (Estonia), III Class
  • 2008 – Order of the White Star (Estonia), V Class

Languages

  • Estonian (native), English, Russian, French, Polish

Marital status

  • Married, two children

Hobbies

  • History, Philology