Tõnis Palts

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tõnis Palts (2011)

Tõnis Palts (born March 29, 1953 in Kuressaare ) is an Estonian businessman and politician.

Life and work

After graduating from high school, Tõnis Palts studied radio technology from 1971 to 1976 at the Tallinn University of Technology .

With the recovery of Estonian independence, Tõnis Palts became a successful entrepreneur and multimillionaire. From 1993 to 1999 he was a member of the supervisory board or managing director of Levicom Cellular AS , which he founded , from 1996 to 2001 chairman of the supervisory board of Ritabell AS , from 1997 to 2000 member of the board of directors of Ringhäälingu Saatekeskus AS , from 1996 to 2001 chairman of the supervisory board of the Tallinn cable television company and of 1999 to 2002 chairman of the supervisory board of OÜ Levicom BroadBand .

After 2000, Palts went into politics and joined the new Res Publica party . He is considered one of the party's major financiers. From June to December 2001 Palts held the office of Lord Mayor of Tallinn . From April to October 2003 he was Minister of Finance of the Republic of Estonia in the cabinet of Prime Minister Juhan Parts . From September 2003 to October 2004 Palts was a member of the Estonian Parliament ( Riigikogu ), before he was again Lord Mayor of Tallinn from October 2004 to November 2005.

Private life

Tõnis Palts is married to Karmen Palts and has six children.


  1. Archived copy ( Memento of the original dated February 14, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.postimees.ee

Web links