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Margus Noormaa

Director General

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.

Margus Noormaa


Gert Auväärt

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.

Gert Auväärt


Joonas Heiter

Director of State Information System

Joonas Heiter is the head of the State Information System Branch as of 1 January 2022. Starting from the summer of 2018, he has worked in the same branch of RIA – as the head of State Data Exchange Department.

Joonas Heiter has graduated from the Tallinn University of Technology with a master’s degree in telecommunications and from the University of Tartu in business management. Before joining RIA in 2018, he was employed at Elisa Eesti AS, where he led several different teams, including the work of the infrastructure field and radio network planning.

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 Customer Experience and Service Department. They also coordinate the work of the Chief IT Architect and Business Architect of RIA.

Joonas Heiter

Last modified: 31.12.2021

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