Research and Development Director of Milrem Robotics
Raul Rikk holds master’s degrees in national defence management from the Finnish National Defence University and information technology management from Tallinn University and is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. He has been the research and development director of Milrem Robotics since June 2022. Previously, he worked as the director of national cyber security at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, where his main role was to manage, organise and coordinate the provision of national cyber security domestically and internationally, compile relevant policies and development plans as well as monitor their implementation and performance, lead initiatives and prepare draft legislation regulating the field. Raul was also involved in the development of digital society and cyber security capabilities in various countries and international projects. He has been the originator of the cyber security field of the E-governance Academy and the creator of the National Cyber Security Index www.ncsi.ega.ee. He is one of the founders of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence leading its creation in 2004 – 2008. He has worked in the field of national defence and security since 1994 and participated in the creation of all Estonian cyber security strategies since 2007.