Arvils Ašeradens
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Economics
Arvils Ašeradens
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Economics
Last Updated: 09.05.2016

Date of birth: 30 December 1962

Education:
1986 University of Latvia, Master's Degree in Economic Geography
1980 Riga Secondary School No. 72
Training Programmes for Senior Company Executives, focused on the corporate strategic planning and management

Work experience:
Since 11 February 2016 Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Economics
October 2014 – February 2016 Ministry of Finance, Parliamentary Secretary
November 2011 – October 2014 
Member of the 11th Saeima
Head of the Subcommittee on Science and Innovation, Social and Labour Affairs Commission
Deputy Head of the Public Expenditure and Audit Committee
Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia

November 2010 - October 2011
Member of 10th Saeima of the Republic of Latvia
Member of the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee
Deputy Head of the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee

1992 - 2009
Board Chairman of JSC “Diena”
Board Member of “MarieBerg Int. AB” (Sweden)
Board Chairman of “Laikraksts “Diena”” Ltd.
Board Member of “Laikraksts “Dienas bizness”” Ltd.
Board Chairman of “Poligrāfijas grupa MŪKUSALA” Ltd.
Board Member of “Kauno Diena” Ltd.
Board Chairman of “Reģionālā Prese Diena” Ltd.
Board Chairman of “Dienas Žurnāli” Ltd.

1990 - 1992 – Director of newspaper “Diena”
1989 - 1990 – Commercial Director of Popular Front of Latvia (Latvijas Tautas fronte) newspaper “Atmoda”
1986 - 1989 – Deputy Editor, Photojournalist of News Agency LATINFORM 

Political activities
2010 - 2011 – Board Member of the political party “Civil Union”
2011 – Member of the political organisation “Unity”, currently – Board Member

Public activities
1996 - 2008 – Board Member of World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
1991 - 2010 – Board Member of Latvian Press Publishers Association, since 1993 – President, since 1999 – Vice President of Association
Since May 2014 – Board Member of Yachting Union of Latvia State awards
2007 – 5th Class Order of Three Stars

Language skills
Latvian – native
English – fluent
Russian – fluent

Interests and hobbies
Sailing