Sven Sakkov is Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCD COE). Educated at the University of Cambridge (M.Phil.), Royal College of Defence Studies, University of Tartu and St. Lawrence University, Sven Sakkov has been working in the field of defence and security since 1995. He served as an undersecretary for defence policy (policy director) of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia between 2008 and 2015. Previously, he has worked at the Estonian Embassy in Washington, Estonian Mission to NATO, as national security advisor of the President of Estonia and as the director of Policy Planning of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia.
Sven Sakkov assumed the command of the Tallinn-based NATO CCD COE on September 1st 2015.