Luukas Kristjan Ilves

Luukas is Counsellor for Digital Affairs at Estonia’s Permanent Representation to the EU, where he leads the ICT policy team and is coordinating Estonia’s digital agenda for its EU Presidency in the second half of 2017.

Luukas has previously served as Head of International relations for RIA (Estonia’s agency for e-government and cybersecurity), where he lead Estonia’s push to integrate its e-government systems with neighbouring countries and the EU. He has also worked as a policy planner in the Estonian Ministry of Defence, and as a national expert at the European Commission (in the Cabinet of VP Neelie Kroes). Luukas is a graduate of Stanford University and a reserve officer in the Estonian Defence Forces.