|Minister of Finance|
9 April 2015 - 12 June 2017
|Born||14 July 1969|
|Alma mater||Tallinn University of Technology|
From 1990 to 1991 he worked for the Mainor Centre for Public Opinion Research as data processing specialist. From 1991 to 1992 he was a manager for the Selected Daily Mail Joint Enterprise. From 1992 to 1999 he worked for ERI Real Estate Ltd in management. Later he became chairman of the board at Baltic Real Investments plc. From 2003 to 2005 he served as chairman of the supervisory board of Eesti Loto. He has been a member of the management board of Roosikrantsi Hotell Ltd. since 2007. Sester is currently president of the Estonian Tournament Bridge League, member of board of Lions Club Tallinn VIA and vice president of the Association of Estonian Small and Medium Businesses.
In 1999, Sester joined Pro Patria and Res Publica Union. From 2002 to 2003, he was deputy chairman of the financial committee in Tallinn city council. From 2003 to 2007, as a member of Riigikogu he was deputy chairman of the economic affairs committee. In 2009 he worked in the economic affairs committee and then became chairman of the financial committee of parliament. He serves as a board member of his party.
In 2015 parliamentary election, Sester lost his seat in the parliament. There was confusion over the results, as after the initial vote count, fellow IRL candidate Viktoria Ladõnskaja was ahead Sester by one vote, but the recount put Sester ahead by one vote. Ladõnskaja asked for a second recount, which ended up with 1,393 votes for Ladõnskaja and 1,392 for Sester.