Ott Vatter

Ott Vatter

MD

E-residency Programme,Estonia (Estonia)


Ott Vatter has been at the heart of Estonia’s transformation into a thriving entrepreneurial hub and what Wired describes as the world’s most advanced digital nation. He is the Managing Director of the Estonian government’s innovative digital identity programme, e-Residency, in addition to being an entrepreneur, startup founder, and media producer throughout his career in Estonia.
E-Residency is a government-issued digital ID that anyone in the world can apply for in order to establish and manage a company online through Estonia. He joined the programme in its early days to provide temporary support and has remained there ever since. Under his leadership, the programme has made a significant impact to both Estonia’s economy and state revenues, while helping thousands of entrepreneurs around the world access entrepreneurship. Ott has also engaged with policymakers and innovators in the public and private sectors around the world in order to share lessons learnt and help other countries develop similar innovations.