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Latvijas Pasts CEO Kleinbergs steps down

BC, Riga, 31.05.2013.Print version
Latvijas Pasts postal service company's CEO Maris Kleinbergs has handed in his resignation, explaining that he had received, and accepted, a new job offer, Latvijas Pasts spokesman Egons Alers told LETA.

Kleinbergs has not revealed where he will work now, said Alers.


The Transport Ministry will appoint an acting head for Latvijas Pasts today, said Transport Ministry's communications officer Elina Balgalve.


Kleinbergs has been the head of Latvijas Pasts since January 20, 2012.


According to unofficial information, Kleinbergs' resignation has nothing to do with the company's performance or disagreements with his colleagues. In an interview with at the beginning of May, Kleinbergs said that Latvijas Pasts had concluded the first quarter of 2013 with a profit, although no exact figures have been made public yet.


After achieving LVL 3.7 million in profit in 2012, Latvijas Pasts expects stable or even slightly growing profit levels in the next few years, Kleinbergs said during the interview.


According to Kleinbergs, the company's profit has grown from LVL 686,000 in 2011 to LVL 3.7 million in 2012 due to a series of austerity and efficiency improvement measures.


Kleinbergs notes that many things have changed since the beginning of 2012 when he began working on the company's board. A year ago, he agreed with then transport minister on the main measures for ensuring the company's profitability – a reduction of administrative costs, new services and work with real estate. Since then, Latvijas Pasts has worked hard in these directions. The company has considerably reduced its administrative costs, merging various structures and reducing administration. Last year's profit is the result of these measures, said Kleinbergs.

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