Aari Lemmik

Head of Communications

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.