Andrus Ansip is the current European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice-President of the European Commission since 2014. From 2005 to 2014, he served as Prime Minister of Estonia. During his time as Prime Minister, Ansip also acted as chairman of Estonia's liberal Reform Party from 2004 to 2014. Before his entry into politics, he was first trained as a chemist. He has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the People’s Bank of his hometown - Tartu. Ansip was Mayor of Tartu for six years after working in banking and business. He entered the Estonian parliament in 2004, quickly becoming Minister of Economic Affairs, and subsequently Prime Minister in April 2005.