Märten Ross was appointed Deputy Secretary General for Financial Policy and External Relations on 7 October 2013. Mr Ross has had a distinguished career in finance – before joining the Ministry, he served as the Deputy Governor and member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Central Bank of Estonia for over a decade (2000-2011). He also held the position of adviser at the Central Bank of Finland (2011-2013). As the Deputy Governor in the early 2000s Mr Ross was also involved in the process of preparing Estonia for joining the Eurosystem and the euro.
As noted, Mr Ross is a long-standing member of the Economic and Financial Committee (EFC), acting as the representative of Estonia in 2004-2011 as well as being the current Estonian member. In addition to serving on the boards of ESM and EFSF, Mr Ross is also the chairman of the European Sovereign Bond Investment Facility (ESBIF).
Mr Ross graduated with a B.Sc. in economics from the Tallinn University of Technology, and a M.Sc. in banking and finance from the University of Stockholm.
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