Ardo Hansson

Curriculum Vitae

Date and place of birth: 15 July 1958, Chicago

Marital status: married, two sons

Education:

  • 1982-1987 Harvard University (USA), MA, PhD in Economics
  • 1976-1980 University of British Columbia (Canada), BA in Economics (First Class Honours)
  • Semiahmoo Senior Secondary School (Canada)

Professional experience:

  • 2012-2019 Eesti Pank, Governor
  • 2008-2012 World Bank, Chief of Economic Policy Unit in China
  • 2003-2008 World Bank, Lead Economist for the Western Balkans
  • 2002-2003 World Bank, Lead Economist for Serbia and Montenegro
  • 2000-2002 World Bank, Senior Economist for Yugoslavia
  • 1999-2000 World Bank, Senior Economist for Lithuania
  • 1998-1999 World Bank, Economist for Poland and the Baltic States
  • 1993-1998 Member of the Supervisory Board of Eesti Pank
  • 1997 Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia
  • 1992-1996 Stockholm School of Economics, Research Fellow
  • 1992-1994 Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia
  • 1992 Member of the Monetary Reform Committee of the Republic of Estonia
  • 1990-1992 United Nations University, WIDER Institute / Jeffrey D. Sachs and Associates, Research Fellow
  • 1987-1990 University of British Columbia, Department of Economics, Assistant Professor
  • 1984-1987 Harvard University, Research Assistant
  • 1980-1982 University of British Columbia, Research Assistant

Other positions:

  • 1997 Member of the Board of Estonian Railways
  • 1990-1996 short-term economic adviser to the governments and central banks of Poland, Slovenia, Mongolia and Ukraine
  • 1993-1994 Council of the Baltic Sea States, Head of the Working Group on Economic Cooperation
  • 1991-1992 Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia

Awards:

  • Grand Cross of Commander of the Order for Merits to Lithuania (2013)
  • 3rd class Order of the White Star (1998)
  • Luup magazine Person of the Year (1997)

Languages: Estonian and English, some French and Swedish