Estonian E-Residency director steps down
After being at the helm of Estonia’s largely successful eResidency programme for four years, its managing director Kaspar Korjus has said he would step down.
Estonian public broadcaster ERR reported that the announcement came on Tuesday, January 8, from Karjus, who has been part of the government programme that has granted e-residency to 50,000 people, and e-resident entrepreneurs have stated 6,000 businesses in Estonia. It has also been his by concerns over the safety of the ID cards issued to e-residence, which has resulted into ID card modernisation and court proceedings.
The Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Rene Tammist, commented that the ministry would continue to implement the proposals of e-Residency 2.0, and the change in managing director would not affect the growth of the programme. «Kaspar Korjus has managed to get the programme to a good state,» Tammist evaluated. «Through taxes alone, e-residency has brought in nearly €10 million in profits to the Estonian economy.» Estonia established the programme in 2014 and now seeks to turn a state startup initiative into a strong national source of revenue.