Prior to becoming president in 2016, President Kaljulaid served as a Member of the European Court of Auditors since 2004. She was the CFO and CEO of the Iru Power Plant of state-owned energy company Eesti Energia from 2002-2004. From 1999-2002, she was Prime Minister Mart Laar’s Economic Advisor. President Kaljulaid was a member of the supervisory board of the Estonian Genome Center from 2001-2004. She was also a member of the advisory board of the University of Tartu from 2009- 2011 and the council chair of the University from 2012-2016.