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President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš 

Personal data

 

Citizenship: Citizen of the Republic of Latvia

Date of Birth: 10 December,1944

 
 
 
 
 
 

Education

   

1987 - 1988

 

University of  Latvia, Faculty of  Economics,

industrial planning

       

1966 - 1971

 

Riga Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of  Radio Engineering,

radio engineer

 
1963 - 1966 Service in the Soviet military  
1962 - 1963 The Faculty of Mechanics of the Rīga Polytechnic Institute  

1958 - 1962

 

The Sigulda No. 1 High School

 

 

1951 - 1958

 

The Nītaure Elementary School

 

 

Language proficiency

 

 

 

Latvian – native,

English – fluent,

Russian – fluent,

German- good

 

Work experience

 
   

08.07.2011 - to date

 

President of Latvia

 

   

2010 - 2011

 

 

Member of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia,
Chairman of the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee

 

   

2006 - 2010

 

President of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

   

2007 - 2009

 

Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the A/S Latvenergo

 

   

1993 - 2004

 

President of the A/S Latvijas Unibanka

 

   

1990 - 1993

 

Member of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia

 

   

1990 - 1992

 

Member of the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Latvia

 

   

1989 - 1993

 

Chairman of the Valmiera District Council

 

   

1988 - 1989

 

Deputy Minister for Community Services

 

   

1971 - 1988

 

Managing Director of the R/A Elektrons

 

   
       

State awards 

 

   

2011

 

The Order of Three Stars, First Grade, With Chain

 

   

2011

 

The Order of Viesturs, First Grade

 

   

2011

 

The Cross of Recognition, First Grade

 

   
2000

Commander of  the Order of Three Stars

 

   

1996

 

A commemorative pin for participants in the 1991 barricades
 
   

Honorary titles

 

   

2013

 

Patronage of the European Academy of Science and Art

 

   

2012

 

Honorary member of the University of Latvia

 

   
2012 Honorary member of the Rīga Technical University    

 

 

Foreign State awards

 

2015.

 

Grand Star of the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria

 

Federal Republic of Austria

 

 

2015.

 

The Royal Norwegian Order of St.Olav

 

Kingdom of Norway

 

 

2014.

 

„Order of the Seraphim”

 

Kingdom of Sweden

 

 

2013.

 

Order For Merit in favour of the Native Land ("Buyuk hizmatlari uchun")

 

Uzbekistan

 

 

2013.

 

The Commanders Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose with the Chain

 

Republic of Finland

 

 

2013.

 

The special category of the Grand Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

 

Federal Republic of Germany

 

 

2012.

 

The Order of the White Eagle of the Republic of Poland (Orderem Orła Białego)

 

Republic of Poland

 

 

2012.

 

The Order of Vytautas the Great with the Golden Chain

 

Republic of Lithuania

 

   

2012.

 

The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana

 

Republic of Estonia

 

 

2012.

 

The Victory Order of St.George

 

Georgia

 

 

2012.
  

The Grand Order of King Tomislav with Sash and Grand Star

 

Republic of Croatia