Estonian Parliament Appoints Holm as Auditor General

The Parliament of Estonia appointed long-serving state official, Mr. Janar Holm, as Auditor General of Estonia earlier this year. He assumed office in April after taking an oath before Parliament. Holm succeeds Dr. Alar Karis, who continues his career as Director of the Estonian National Museum and Professor at the University of Tartu.

Holm holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Tartu and was the Managing Director of the Estonian Traders Association prior to joining the public sector in 1999. He served in several posts in the governing area of the Ministry of Education and Research for 18 years, including Secretary General from 2008-2017. In 2017, Holm moved to the Ministry of Social Affairs, where he took up the post as Deputy Secretary General for Employment.

Holm intends to keep attention on structural reforms, big investments and public service quality during his five-year term. He will continue chairing the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) Working Group on Environmental Auditing and considers active participation in international cooperation and initiatives within the framework of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and EUROSAI important.

For more information, visit the National Audit Office of Estonia website at

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