Chamber’s Medals of Honour to 8 Persons Contributing to Estonian Entrepreneurship
At the Chamber’s traditional Spring Ball held on 14 April, the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry awarded with Medals of Honour the people who have played an important role in Estonian entrepreneurship environment and whose personal achievements in business can be set as an example.
“Traditionally, we have recognised people from among entrepreneurs, business managers and civil servants during the Spring Ball. These people’s contribution to and influence on the development of Estonian economy, continuity of entrepreneurship as well as facilitating the international success of Estonian entrepreneurs has been significant,” said Toomas Luman, President of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “During the previous 18 years, in total 122 people have been recognised. Today another 8 people join that list,” he said.
Medals of Honour of the first class:
- Toomas Hendrik Ilves – President of the Republic of Estonia 2006-2016
- Jaak Aaviksoo – Rector of the Tallinn University of Technology
- Peeter Peedomaa – Member of the Board of Peetri Puit OÜ
- Kirsti Narinen – Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to Estonia
Medals of Honour of the second class:
- Ago Vilu – Senior Partner of Baltics in Pricewaterhouse Coopers
- Marje Josing – Director of the Estonian Institute of Economic Research
Medals of Honour of the third class:
- Arno Sillat – CEO of the Estonian Union of Estonian Car Sales and Service Enterprises
- Pille Sööt – Member of the Board of the Ida-Viru Entrepreneurship Centre (IVEK)
The Chamber’s Medal of Honour is a token of respect, recognition or gratitude of the Chamber that is awarded to a citizen of the Republic of Estonia or a foreign country for special contribution to the development of the Chamber and/or Estonian economy.
The Medal of Honour of the first class is given to a high-ranking statesman or entrepreneur, the Medal of Honour of the second class is given to a high-ranking, entrepreneur or CEO of a company and the Medal of Honour of the third class is given to a high-ranking statesman, entrepreneur, CEO of a company or an employee of the Chamber.
The Medals of Honour were awarded at the 22nd annual Spring Ball organised for the members. The Chamber recognises outstanding people with the Medals of Honour already since 1999.