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Employment Agency's vice-director Steina chosen to head Latvian Insolvency Administration

BC, Riga, 06.02.2017.Print version
The State Employment Agency's vice-director Inese Steina will be proposed as the candidate for director of the Insolvency Administration, Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs (National Alliance) told LETA after a meeting of coalition cooperation council today.

The minister said that altogether six candidates applied for the position in the tender and that the commission found Steina to be the most suitable to head the Insolvency Administration.

Rasnac's spokesman Andris Vitenburgs told LETA that Steina's long work experience in public administration, including in strategic and transformation management, will allow her organize her own and the Insolvency Administration's work successfully. The minister believes that Steina's work will be aimed at implementing reforms and that she will be able run the insolvency authority professionally enough.

Raivis Kronbergs, the Justice Ministry's state secretary who chaired the commission that assessed the applicants, said that Steina has been working in public administration for more than a decade, including in project management and supervision, which is an indication of her strong managerial skills, necessary to successfully organize inter-institutional cooperation on insolvency issues.

The government is expected to decide on Steina's appointment as the Insolvency Administration's director on February 14.

Rasnacs met with Steina last week and she told the minister that she would be ready to take office as the Insolvency Administration's head on March 20.

This is the third attempt to appoint a new head for the Insolvency Administration, as the first two tenders to fill the vacancy were unsuccessful.

The previous head of the Latvian Insolvency Administration, Ervins Abele, tendered his resignation in late March 2016.

The justice minister previously demanded a repeated performance appraisal of the head of the Insolvency Administration. He said that the appraisal results had been worse than before but would not elaborate. Rasnacs said he suspected that the appraisal commission had taken a very formal approach to its task and its work had been superficial therefore he would change the composition of the commission and demand a repeated appraisal of Abele’s performance.

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