Before accepting the post of Estonian Minister of Defence, Chairman of the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union Urmas Reinsalu was the chair of his party’s faction in the Riigikogu.
By profession Urmas is a lawyer, having graduated in law from the University of Tartu in 1997. He served as the director of the Office of President Lennart Meri and has held the post of chairman of the Social and Constitutional Committee of the Riigikogu.
Urmas Reinsalu is a member of the National Defence League, the Central Union of Estonian Property Owners and the Estonian Lawyers Union.
Urmas Reinsalu is married and has two daughters: six-year-old Liisbet and one-year-old Elsbet.
Date and place of birth: 22 June 1975, Tallinn
1997 – University of Tartu (law)
1993 – Secondary School no. 37, Tallinn
2011–2012 XII Riigikogu: Member of Parliament
2007–2011 XI Riigikogu: Member of Parliament
2003–2007 X Riigikogu: Member of Parliament
2002–2003: Lecturer, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences
2001–2002: Political secretary, Res Publica party
1998–2001: Director, Office of the President of the Republic
1997–1998: Adviser to the President of the Republic on domestic policy
1996–1997: Specialist in public law, Estonian Ministry of Justice
Foreign languages: English, German, Russian and Finnish.