Jānis Reirs
Minister for Welfare
Jānis Reirs
Minister for Welfare
Last Updated: 09.05.2016

Date of birth: September 23, 1961

Professional Master’s Degree in Economics, University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics, Industrial Planning

Work experience:
Since 11 February 2016 Minister for Welfare
2014 - 2016 The Minister for Finance of the Republic of Latvia
2010 - 2014, Member of the 10th and 11th Parliament (Saeima) of the Republic of Latvia, Chairperson of the Saeima Budget and Finance (Taxation) Commission
Since 2014, Head of the Control Committee in the Nordic Investment Bank  
2013 – 2014, Deputy Head of the Control Committee in the Nordic Investment Bank
Since 2002, work at the Baltic Assembly in the position of President of the Baltic Assembly, Head of Latvian delegation and Presidium Member of the Baltic Assembly
2006 – 2010, Member of the 9th Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, Secretary of Legal Affairs Commission, the standing committee – Public Expenditure and Audit Commission
2010, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia
2004 – 2006, Minister for Special Assignments of the Republic of Latvia – Electronic Government Affairs
2002 – 2006, Member of the 8th Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, the standing commissions – Public Expenditure and Audit Commission, State Administration and Municipal Committee
2002 – 2004, Secretary of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia
2004, Standing committee member of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference  
2001 – 2002, Chairperson of the Board of a chemical plant Spodrība PLC
1999 – 2002, Partner of Prudentia Ltd, Director
1996 – 1999, Member of the Board of Trasta komercbanka PLC, Vice-President, Head of Administrative Unit
1993 – 1996, the Latvian-German Bank, Head of Credit Division