Press release

Kersti Kaljulaid Joins GLOBSEC's Board of Directors

Kersti Kaljulaid

Bratislava, 6 June 2024. Kersti Kaljulaid, former President of Estonia, will join the organization's Board of Directors. Ms. Kaljulaid's appointment marks a significant addition to GLOBSEC's leadership, bringing her extensive experience in international relations, economic development, and governance to the forefront of the organization’s mission. This strategic move also strengthens GLOBSEC's position in the Baltics, reinforcing its influence and reach in the region.

Kersti Kaljulaid's distinguished career includes serving as Estonia’s first female president from 2016 to 2021, during which she was known for her strong advocacy for digital innovation, cybersecurity, and sustainable development. Her leadership was instrumental in advancing Estonia’s global reputation as a leader in technology and governance. As a prominent figure in European and international politics, her insight and strategic vision will greatly benefit GLOBSEC’s initiatives.

“GLOBSEC is an organisation with fantastic ambition to develop transatlantic dialogue and the discussions over security and also economic development, contributing with the ideas from CEE region. I am proud to be part of this!” said president Kaljulajd.

"Kersti Kaljulaid's commitment to fostering global cooperation and her forward-thinking approach align perfectly with GLOBSEC's mission to enhance security, prosperity, and sustainability. We are confident that her guidance will significantly strengthen our impact on the global stage. Her experience and visionary leadership will be invaluable as we continue to shape international dialogue and advance our strategic objectives as a voice of CEE in the transatlantic space," commented Róbert Vass, President and Founder of GLOBSEC.

At the same time, Mr. Vazil Hudák concluded his position as the member of the Board of Directors to focus on advisory work for governments. During his tenure, Mr. Hudák was pivotal in shaping GLOBSEC’s economic projects and forging essential partnerships, setting a strong foundation for supporting GLOBSEC’s economic flagship event, the annual Tatra Summit.

Mr. Hudák will continue to support GLOBSECs mission as a member of International Advisory Council. He will be active particularly in the Economy and Business Programme. He remains committed to key initiatives such as the Infrastructure Development Council and the Danube Tech Valley, reflecting his ongoing dedication to regional cooperation and innovation.