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Chief Executive Officer and deputies

Ansis Zeltiņš

Chief Executive Officer

Born: 18 April 1975

Ansis Zeltins has a Bachelor's degree from Latvian Maritime Academy in Maritime Transport and a Master's degree in Business Administration from University of Salford (United Kingdom).

Previously, he was the Chairman of the Council of the SJSC “Latvijas dzelzceļš” and Member of the Board of “Rīgas Brīvostas flote” Ltd. He has gained diplomatic experience in the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union in Brussels, working as a Transport Adviser. Prior to that, he was the Chairman of the Board of the subsidiary company “LSC Shipmanagement” Ltd. of JSC “Latvijas kuģniecība” and managed the JSC “Latvijas Jūras administrācija” (Maritime Administration of Latvia) for more than 9 years.

The CEO of the Freeport of Riga since 2017.

Ansis Zeltiņš has been involved in the maritime industry for 20 years now, representing the country at various international maritime industry forums such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), Member of the Board of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), and the Head of the Shipping Working Group of the Council of Europe.

Ansis Zeltins has the qualification of a chief mate on ships of 3000 BT and above.

 

Mārtiņš Ziemanis

Deputy CEO for Legal and Administrative Matters

Born: 27 October 1986

Martins Ziemanis holds a Master's degree in Law and a lawyer's qualification from the University of Latvia. In addition, he has studied within the Port Management program at Lloyd's Maritime Academy and the North Kent College (UK), he is a mediator certified by the Certified Mediation Board specializing in business mediation. He is also a member of several international associations, including member of the Committee on Legal Affairs at the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO) and advisor to the Legal Committee of the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH).

Previously worked as a senior lawyer - public sector service line manager at Deloitte Latvia, as a lawyer at Latvijas valsts meži JSC, as well as a project administrator of ESF projects / legal adviser at the State Employment Agency.

Deputy CEO of the Freeport of Riga Authority for Legal and Administrative Matters since 2017.

 

Edgars Sūna

Deputy CEO for Port Development

Born: 28 April 1978

Edgars Suna holds a diploma from the Latvian Maritime Academy in economics with specialization in port management, a diploma from the International Maritime Transport Academy in Rotterdam (Netherlands) in business and transport management for maritime shipping, a joint Master's Degree in Business and Organization Administration (MBA) from Riga Business School at Riga Technical University Riga in cooperation with the University of Buffalo (USA) and the University of Ottawa (Canada).

He has been working at the Freeport of Riga Authority since 2001. From 2001 to 2011 he worked in the Department of Economics, the Shipping Department and in the Department of Strategic Planning and Project Management of the Freeport of Riga Authority. From 2011 to 2018, he headed the Marketing Department of the Freeport of Riga Authority.

Freeport of Riga Authority Deputy CEO for Port Development since 2018.