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Riga and Ventspils ports’ boards replaced

Alla Petrova, BC, Riga, 26.06.2012.Print version
The government of Latvia today approved a proposal to release Economy Ministry's representative on the board of the Riga Port, Olafs Pulks (Unity), and replace him with the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia Executive Director Girts Greiskalns. The government also decided to replace Transport Ministry's representatives on the boards of the Riga and Ventspils ports.

Transport Ministry's Deputy State Secretary Dzineta Innusa will replace Juris Vaskans on the Riga Port's board, and Transport Ministry's State Secretary Anrijs Matiss will replace Artis Stucka on the board of the Port of Ventspils, writes LETA.


The government also allowed the Transport Ministry's representatives to work in several jobs. Innusa represents the state on the boards of the Riga International Airport, Latvian State Radio and Television Center and Roja Port, whereas Matiss is a member of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone's board.


Pulks' term of office expired already on May 8, and Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts previously said that he was dissatisfied with Pulks' performance.


Pulks' successor Greiskalns was selected based on recommendations from the largest business organizations in Latvia. There were eight candidates altogether, but the Economy Ministry's Nominations Committee eventually selected Greiskalns as the best.


Greiskalns has a degree from the Riga Technical University in economics, and a master's degree in the management of economic relations. Greiskalns has been working as the executive director of the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia since 2006.


A memorandum of understanding has been signed with Greiskalns, which says that Greiskalns will represent the interests of the state and the freeport as a member of the Freeport of Riga board, that his work will not be in interest of any political parties or business organizations, that his decisions will be transparent and professional.


Innusa has been working at the Transport Ministry since April 2010, before that she was director of the Economy Ministry's Legal Department and the ministry's deputy state secretary. Innusa has a master's degree in social sciences from the University of Latvia.


Matiss has been working at the Transport Ministry since December 2009, before that he was the Economy Ministry's state secretary. Matiss has a master's degree in engineering sciences from the Riga Technical University.

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