Andrus Ansip is the Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Single Market, a position he has held since November 2014. Previously, Ansip served as Prime Minister of Estonia for nearly ten years. From December 2013 until he resigned in March 2014, he was the longest-serving member of the European Council, the group of the European Union’s heads of state or government. In May 2014, he was elected as a member of the European Parliament and served as Vice-President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group. Ansip was Chairman of Estonia’s Reform Party from 2004 to 2014. He was Minister of Economic Affairs and Telecommunications from 2004 to 2005. He also served as Mayor of Tartu from 1998 to 2004. Ansip holds a degree in chemistry from the University of Tartu and a degree from the Estonian University of Life Sciences.