Kadri Simson is the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of the Republic of Estonia from 23 November 2016. She is a member of the Estonian Centre Party.
From 2007–2016, Kadri Simson was a member of the 11th, 12th, and 13th Riigikogu.
From 2009–2016, she was the Chairman of the Estonian Centre Party faction, and from 2007–2009, the Deputy Chairman of the National Defence Committee.
In 2013, Kadri Simson was elected in Pärnu City Council and in 2009, she was elected as a member of Tallinn City Council. From 2003–2007, Kadri Simson was the Secretary-General of the Estonian Centre Party.
In 2003, Kadri Simson served as the Research Assistant of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. From 2001–2002, Kadri Simson was the Advisor to the Mayor of Tallinn and in 1999, the Advisor of Tallinn City Council.
From 1998–1999, Kadri Simson served as the Consultant of the European Documentation Centre of the University of Tartu.
Born on 22 January 1977 in Tartu, Kadri Simson has graduated from Tartu Secondary School No. 10, acquired a degree in History at the University of Tartu and a Master’s degree in Political Science from University College London.