High decoration of Estonia awarded to SSE Riga rector
On May 31, 2012, the President of the Republic of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, bestowed the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana Class IV on SSE Riga Rector Anders Paalzow.
Anders Paalzow has served as SSE Riga Rector since July 1st 1999.
The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana* was instituted in 1995 to honour the independence of the Estonian state. The Order is bestowed by the President of the Republic on foreigners who have rendered special services to the Republic of Estonia. The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana comprises six classes.
*Maarjamaa Risti teenetemärk in Estonian and Māras zemes krusta ordenis in Latvian