Bachelor, University British Columbia, Vancouver, 1988. Postgraduate, Stockholm University, 1991. Postgraduate, Göteborg (Sweden) University, 1996.
Freelance journalist, Canada, 1984-1989. Special advisor Ministry Foreign Affairs, Estonia, 1990-1991, head division Estonia, 1991-1992, permanent under-secretary Estonia, 1992-1994, ambassador-at-large Estonia, 1994-1996. Estonian ambassador to Lithuania Vilnius, 1996-2000.
Head division Ministry Foreign Affairs, Estonia, 2000-2001. Senior adviser Council Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Permanent Secretariat, Stockholm, 2001—2002. Deputy director CBSS Secretariat, since 2002.
National coordinator Baltic Council of Minister, 1994-1995, 2001. Chairman committee senior officials Council Baltic Sea States, 1993-1994.
Active Baltic Christian Student Union, since 1978. Member Rotalia Academy Corporation.
Married Lia Silvia Peet, December 31, 1994. Children: Liv Malena, Laura Sofia, Linda Irene.