Margus Noormaa has been managing the Information System Authority since 22 April 2019. Previously, he worked as Director of the Information Technology Centre of the Ministry of Finance, where he was responsible for the development, management, and provision of ICT services of the ministry and the area of government.
Noormaa has held several positions at the Tax and Customs Board, including the position of Deputy Director General. He is also a member of the supervisory board of the State Infocommunication Foundation.
Margus Noormaa was born on 9 June 1970. He has graduated from the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and has a Master’s degree in IT management from Tallinn University.
Director of State Information System
Margus Arm has been working at the Information System Authority since autumn 2016 and has long-term experience with Estonia’s e-government solutions. In 2002, he was involved in the implementation of the ID-card and since then, he has been working on the development and maintenance of Estonia’s e-services. In 2017, Arm was one of the leading figures of solving the ID-card crisis.
Margus Arm has a master’s degree in business management from EBS; he has also studied entrepreneurship and technology at the master’s level at the University of Tartu. He finished the Newton V training programme in 2019/2020. He has long-term work experience in the private sector as a team leader at SEB Pank and SK ID Solutions AS.
The Director of the State Information System of the Information System Authority manages the State Information System Branch, which comprises the State Data Exchange Department (X-tee and RIHA), the Electronic Identity Department, the State Portal Department, the State Network Department, the Elections Infosystems Development Department, the Technology Department, and the Service and Process Development Department.
Director of Cyber Security
Gert Auväärt is the head of the Cyber Security Branch as of 15 July 2021. He has worked at RIA before: as the Head of International Relations from 2017 to 2018.
For many years, Auväärt held various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including the position of cyber coordinator, but most of the time as a representative abroad – in the Netherlands and the USA. In August 2018, he became the Deputy Head of the Estonian Permanent Mission to the UN, where his task was to bring Estonia’s first candidacy to the UN Security Council to a successful conclusion.
Gert Auväärt holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Helsinki and has broadened his knowledge in the field of cyber security at the Marshall Centre and the European Security and Defence College.
Head of Administrative Department
Ly Sari manages the support services (human resources, finance, document management, etc.) of RIA as of spring 2018. She has a long-term experience in finance and human resource work.
For four years, Ly Sari was the head supervisor of state budget at the Ministry of Finance. In 2007–2014, she worked at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, first as the head of the finance department and later as the head of human resources.
Sari was born on 15 January 1972. She graduated from Audentes University and received a Master’s degree in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration.