Janek Mäggi is President of the European Draughts Confederation since 2007. Since 1999 he has been President of the Estonian Draughts Association. Janek is also CEO and consultant of communication bureau Powerhouse (www.powerhouse.ee).
Janek Mäggi graduated in law from the University of Tartu in 1999. He worked on the Äripäev business daily from 1994-1997; as the vice-president of SEB bank from 1997-2000; as the director of the Internet gateway for the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 for Estonian National Television 2001-2002; and as the host of the finance programme Million Cents in the spring and autumn of 2008.
He has been the chairman of the supervisory board of the Tallinn Children’s Hospital Foundation since 2005.
He has published two collections of poetry – Ode To Happiness (2000) and Off My Chest (2009) – and is the author of the poems featured on the album The Story of Estonian Forest (2011). He scripted the documentary The Islands of Viimsi (2011) and has had opinion articles published in the newspapers Postimees, Õhtuleht, Maaleht and Äripäev and on the Delfi news portal.