Membership is an attestation that we belong to the modern Latvian business community.
Dace Silava-Tomsone, Managing Partner, COBALT
Today the AmCham Board elected its officers during its first meeting after election at the Annual General Meeting. Ivars Slokenbergs, Associate of LAWIN was re-elected as the Chairman of the Board and President. Slokenbergs has been serving as the Chairman and President of AmCham Latvia since 2010.
Ivars Slokenbergs said: "I am pleased to be elected to chair AmCham Latvia for another year. This year we will continue to actively enhance the Latvia-US economic relationship, and to urge the Government to implement reforms in order to increase the competitiveness of Latvia."
He added: „Increased transparency and good corporate governance are necessary prerequisites for attracting high value-added investments, and for the creation of a favorable business climate for both existing and potential investors. Among our priorities this year are the efficiency of Latvia's court system and insolvency process, good governance of state-owned enterprises, and strategies in response to demographic change, focusing especially on reforms in education and healthcare."
Eriks Eglitis, Country Manager of Microsoft Latvia; Aleksis Karlsons, CEO of Hotel Bergs and A&E Consulting and Matiss Kukainis, Partner and Attorney at Law of Spigulis, Kukainis & Azanda were elected as Vice Presidents of AmCham Latvia for one year.
In addition to the President and Vice Presidents, the AmCham Board consists of Daiga Auzina-Melalksne, Chair of the Management Board of NASDAQ OMX Riga; Egbert Boerrigter, Director of Cytec Latvia; Arnis Kakulis, Director of AECOM; Janis Meija, Senior Consultant of Tax Department of Ernst & Young Baltic and Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone, AmCham Executive Director.
We are very pleased to be part of AmCham and are looking forward to driving innovation forward in Latvia.
Mikko Fernström, General Manager, Biogen Latvia