As the Head of Communications, Aari is in charge of all external communication of the Centre. She has more than 15 years of experience in international defence co-operation as well as in communication and public affairs at the Estonian Ministry of Defence (MoD). Most recently, as the Director of International Co-operation Department, Aari was responsible for coordinating bilateral and regional political-military cooperation.
Prior to that, Aari worked in the MoD’s Public Affairs Department and was MoD’s spokesperson for cyber defence related issues, co-ordinating communication activities with other Government institutions. During the establishment of the NATO CCD COE in 2007-2008 she was the MoD POC for media, promoting the Centre with international partners and press.
Aari holds a MA in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University in Budapest and a BScs in Psychology from the University of Tartu.