Ambassador Alar Streimann took up his duties as Permanent Representative of Estonia to the OECD on 3 April 2017.
Mr. Streimann was born on 26 February 1964 in Rakvere. He holds a degree in Germanic Studies from Tartu University.
From 1989 to 1990, Mr. Streimann worked in the private sector. In 1991, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held a number of high-ranking positions: from 1991 to 1993, he was Counsellor at the Trade Department, Head of the Estonian Delegation for trade negotiations with Switzerland, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Hungary and Turkey; from 1992 to 1993, Mr. Streimann was appointed Executive Secretary of the Governmental Commission for Development Co-operation; from 1993 to 1996, he was Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission of the Estonian Embassy in Sweden and from 1996 to 1997, Director General for Economic Affairs.
From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Streimann was nominated Under-Secretary for European Integration, and in 1998 he was also appointed Deputy Head of the Delegation for European Union accession negotiations. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Streimann was nominated Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to the Council of Europe; from 2007 to 2010, he was Ambassador to Sweden and from 2011 to 2015, Mr. Streimann was appointed Secretary-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As of 2015, Mr. Streimann is Ambassador of Estonia to France, Monaco and Tunisia. In April 2017 he also took up his duties as Permanent Representative of Estonia to the OECD.
Ambassador Streimann is married to Ms. Marika Streimann and has three children.