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4 board members to Board of Directors elected

Mar 16
On March 16, 2016, the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (AmCham) held its 24rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) to review the past year's activities and elect the Board of Directors. The following candidates were elected to serve two year-term:

  • Eriks Eglitis, Individual member
  • Zinta Jansons, Partner at Ellex Klavins
  • Arnis Kakulis, Director of Baltic Region at AECOM
  • Janis Meija, Director at RigaReno.com

Juris Jakobsons, Ingrida Karina-Berzina, Aigars Milts, Janis Pinnis, Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone will continue to serve on the board.

Sharon Hudson Dean, Deputy Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassy Riga opened the meeting with a speech, emphasizing the close cooperation between the U.S. Embassy and AmCham, and outlining the future cooperation.

The opening was followed by a keynote of Susan Danger, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce of the EU (AmCham EU). She addressed AmCham members on how AmChams can help business in Europe move forward in uncertain times.

During the AGM, Arnis Kakulis outlined the Chamber's accomplishments over the past year. Arnis Kakulis addressed the goals for the next year and emphasized the following policy priorities: enhancing transatlantic trade, improving the investment and business environment in Latvia and preparing the future labor force in Latvia. Mr. Kakulis stressed that: "AmCham is a member-driven organization, therefore member's activity and input is extremely important to the shared success." He added that: "It has been an active year for AmCham, and we have continued to stand up for our values, we have taken the lead in accomplishing our goals and we have continually striven to uphold excellence in all our operations".

In addition, this year the format of the meeting was slightly different, aimed at collecting feedback from AmCham members as well as setting common goals for the development of the organization.

The Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia for 2017-2018 consists of:

  • Eriks Eglitis, Individual member
  • Juris Jakobsons, Head of Subsidiary Supervision, Citadele banka
  • Zinta Jansons, Partner at Ellex Klavins
  • Ingrida Karina-Berzina, Partner at COBALT
  • Arnis Kakulis, Director of AECOM
  • Janis Meija, Director of RigaReno.com
  • Aigars Milts, Country Manager of Aon Baltic
  • Janis Pinnis, General Manager of Dome Hotel & Spa
  • Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone, Executive Director of AmCham Latvia

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