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Latvijas Dzelzcels council chairman Zeltins put forward for Freeport of Riga CEO

BC, Riga, 15.06.2017.Print version
A commission assessing candidates for the Freeport of Riga CEO has picked Latvijas Dzelzcels railroad company's council chairman Ansis Zeltins as the best candidate, writes LETA

The commission's chairman, Maritime Administration of Latvia head Janis Krastins told at the beginning of the week that the commission had shortlisted three candidates. In total, 24 candidates had applied for the vacant position of the Freeport of Riga CEO.

The Freeport of Riga board will interview Zeltins on June 28. The Freeport of Riga board chairman Andris Ameriks (Honor to Serve Riga) believes that the candidate has to receive unanimous support of all board members. If he does, the port will ask the transport minister to confirm Zeltins in his new job.

According to Latvijas Dzelzcels website, Zeltins has a Master's degree in business management from the University of Salford and Master's degree in oceanic transport from the Latvian Maritime Academy.

Since 2000, Zeltins has been working at various transport companies, including the Maritime Administration, shipping company Latvijas Kugnieciba's subsidiaries LSC Marine Training and LSC Shipmanagement. He has also worked as transport advisor at the Latvian Representation in the European Union.

As reported, applicants for the job had to have higher education in management, finance, economy, engineering, transport or maritime education. The candidates also had to have the experience of working in an executive position, for a private or public company or organization, for at least five years. All candidates must have perfect command of Latvian and - at the very least - speak English and Russian.

The previous Freeport of Riga CEO Loginovs stepped down effective March 10. He had been the freeport's CEO since 1998.

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