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Long-term editor-in-chief of Director magazine Taivo Paju will become the CEO and consultant of Powerhouse Communications as of Wednesday, 2 May. The former CEO of the company Janek Mäggi will start working as the Minister of Public Administration.

“Taivo Paju was going to join Powerhouse later this year, but we had to move it forward,” said former CEO and consultant of Powerhouse Communications Janek Mäggi. “Taivo Paju is an entrepreneur, journalist and consultant with experience in various fields. We used to be colleagues at Äripäev from 1994-1997 and have cooperated a lot over the years. Taivo’s competence and capabilities are excellent for this position. Robert Mandelkorn, who has been the company’s business manager and management board member since its establishment in 2000, will continue in these positions.”

“Taivo will certainly be a breath of fresh air for the company, as he will expand its competencies and perfect its experience,” said Janek Mäggi. “Last year we launched the South-Estonian office of Powerhouse, which is managed by Nils Niitra, who has extensive experience in journalism, and we’ve also designed our service portfolio. Government relations have become very popular on the public relations market in recent years. All of our competitors have worked either at the Government’s press office or done similar work. This is an extremely important field to know. I want to see how the state works, I want to see what I can do for this state in 10 months, but I will certainly not give up the company I’ve built with my own hands, because Powerhouse and its employees are too important to me.”

“This was not an easy decision,” said CEO of Powerhouse OÜ Taivo Paju. “It’s clear that Powerhouse will receive detailed attention from the general public during the time when Janek Mäggi is a minister. This is why I and Janek share the same interest – we want there to be a clear line between the company and his position as a minister. Advising companies has been and is the main business of Powerhouse after all. The company employs one of the most professional teams in Estonia and we hope to develop and grow the business together in the coming years.”

Powerhouse Communications was established in 2000 and is one of the largest communications companies in Estonia. In 2017 the company expanded to Tartu and established its South-Estonian office, which is managed by Nils Niitra. Since 2003 Powerhouse has been a member of the international Media Consulta Network, whose head office is based in Berlin. Powerhouse offers its services in Latvia, Lithuania and Finland via partners.