Minister

 

Kaspars Gerhards 

Minister of Agriculture

 

EDUCATION:

1987 - 1993 University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics

Specialization in Economics, Professional Master's Degree

1976 - 1987 Riga 1st Secondary School

 

 

WORK AND POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:

As from 23.01.2019 Minister of Agriculture

05.11.2014.-23.01.2019. Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia

2013 – 2014 Member of the Board of “LDZ Cargo” Ltd.

2011 – 2013 Chairman of the Board of state joint-stock company “Electronic Communications Office of Latvia”

2009 – 2010 Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia

2007 – 2009 Minister of Economy of the Republic of Latvia

2006 – 2007 Member of the Board of the “Freeport of Ventspils”

1999 – 2007 State Secretary, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Latvia

1996 – 1999 Advisor to the President of Latvia on Economic Issues, Norwegian - Latvian Business Development Fund Project Manager

1995 – 1996 Member of the Board of the share company “Naukšēni”, JSC “Lords”, JSC "Libanons"

1995 Association of Economists 2010, program editor

1993 – 1995 Ministry of Economics, Assistant to the Minister

1991 – 1993 JSC "Selga", economist, executive director

 

AWARDS: 

2015 Cabinet of Ministers Letter of Recognition No.142 for  Significant Contribution to Ensuring a Successful Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

2015 State Award - the Order of the Three Stars, Second Class for meritorious service on behalf of Latvia 

 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: 

Latvian - native, German and English - good, Russian - fluent