Kadri Simson (née Must, born 22 January 1977) is an Estonian politician from the Centre Party, European Commissioner for Energy in the von der Leyen Commission since 1 December 2019. She was previously Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications in Jüri Ratas' first cabinet from 2016 to 2019.
|European Commissioner for Energy|
|Assumed office |
1 December 2019
|President||Ursula von der Leyen|
|Preceded by||Miguel Arias Cañete|
|Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure|
23 November 2016 – 29 April 2019
|Prime Minister||Jüri Ratas|
|Preceded by||Kristen Michal|
|Succeeded by||Taavi Aas|
|Born||22 January 1977|
|Political party||Centre Party|
|Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party|
|Education||University of Tartu|
University College London
In 2015 she unsuccessfully challenged party leader Edgar Savisaar for his role after an almost uninterrupted 25-year tenure. Savisaar won the vote of 541 delegates, to Simson's 486, from a total of 1,051.
From 2009 to 2016 Simson was the chairwoman of the Centre Party fraction in the Riigikogu.