The Board of TI Estonia

At the general meeting, the membership of the association elects 2-5 members to the board to represent it. Members of the board may not at the same time be members of the board of a political party, elected representatives of local governments, the Riigikogu or the European Parliament, or candidates in elections. In the event of such cases, the member of the association must decline to stand for the board or the board member has to resign.

The board is appointed for two years. A member of the board may not be elected to the board for more than two consecutive terms, as of the imposition of this restriction. In order to ensure a sufficient rotation of the board members, a cooling-off period of one normal term is applied to the board member after two consecutive terms.

The board convenes a general meeting and generally meets at least once a month. The members of the board act as volunteers, i.e. they do not receive remuneration for their work, except for reimbursement of expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

TI Estonia board by the resolution of the general meeting 16.06.2022


Merle Ojasoo (The Chairwoman of the Board)
Merle is an associate professor at Tallinn University of Technology. She has been researching and teaching business ethics since 2000 and still the chosen field offers many challenges. Corruption prevention and sustainable development of organizations have also been added to the area of interest. Merle has conducted several studies on ethics and corruption, published research articles and presented at international conferences. She believes that value-based management and responsible entrepreneurship involving all the stakeholders in the organization create the precondition for long-term success and she aims to spread this message as the TI Estonia board member.


Nele Laidvee

Nele is a lawyer and works as a legal councel for a large international company, being responsible for, among other things, business ethics and personal data protection (GDPR) in the company's European business units. Nele is happy to share her experience in introducing measures to prevent corruption in the private sector and she would like to contribute to the development of a fair and ethical business environment.


Raul Narits
Raul is a philosopher of law and professor emeritus at the University of Tartu. Among other things, he is a member of the editorial boards of the legal journals Juridica and Juridica International and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu Toimetised).


Anne Reino
Anne works at the University of Tartu, School of Economics and Business Administration as a Vice Head for Academic Affairs. She graduated from Faculty of Economics of the University of Tartu in 2009, defending her PhD in economics. Her areas of teaching and research include business ethics, organizational culture and values, and human resource management. She is a member of the Council of the Centre for Ethics of the University of Tartu. Anne considers it important to be aware of the ethical risks related to business activities, including corruption, and to raise awareness about the issue among existing and future entrepreneurs. As a member of the Board, she contributes primarily to the issues of prevention and raising awareness about corruption in the private sector.