Country Manager Estonia appointed

Country Manager Estonia appointed

Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (BICG) is happy to announce further strengthening of the leadership team, with Erik Sakkov joining as Country Manager Estonia on March 2nd.

The new role is designated to actively promote good corporate governance in Estonia by initiating public policy changes, developing member network, engaging directors, shareholders and top managers into BICG education programs as well as other projects and initiatives.

“Our members in Estonia have always been active ambassadors for good corporate governance, but now we will have a leader for the team, and there is still a lot of work ahead of us in improving corporate governance in Estonia and the Baltics,” said Rytis Ambrazevičius, President of the BICG.

Erik Sakkov has 25 years of experience working in top management positions in Estonian companies, including Union Bank of Estonia (now SEB), Port of Tallinn, NT Marine, Tallinn Airport and Nordica.

As a volunteer, he acts as an Honorary Consul of Belgium in Estonia and chairs the Supervisory Board of the cancer treatment foundation The Gift of Life.

He graduated the Estonian Business School with an Executive MBA degree in 2003.

“Being familiar with usual corporate governance practices in numerous Estonian companies, I can see a lot of room for improvement. This gives me a feeling that I have a mission to do my best in helping to achieve higher standards. I look forward to working with my new team,” says Mr Sakkov.

BICG promotes global competitiveness of Baltic companies and economies through adoption of leading corporate governance practices, uniting over 200 of individual and corporate members in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland.