Edvīns Severs

Mr Edvīns Severs

Foreign Affairs Adviser to the President of Latvia
edvins.severs [at] president.lv

Since 8 July 2023 Edvīns Severs has been the Foreign Affairs Adviser to the President of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs.

E. Severs joined the Foreign Service in 2014 in the Division of Western, Central and Southern Europe countries, continuing his work in the Office of the Political Director and, from 2016, in the Minister’s Office. From August 2019 to August 2022, E. Severs continued his service at the Latvian Embassy in Ukraine. From August 2022 to July 2023, he was Head of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

E. Severs holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Latvia. He is fluent in English, German, Russian, Polish and Ukrainian.

For his selfless and professional work in wartime conditions at the Latvian Embassy in Ukraine, E. Severs was awarded the Order of the Three Stars.

Education

2019 – Master's degree in Political Science, University of Latvia

2013 – Bachelor's degree in political science, University of Latvia

Languages

Latvian – native

English – fluent

German – at a conversational level

Russian – at a conversational level

Polish – at a conversational level

Ukrainian – at a conversational level

Professional activity

August 2022July 2023 Head of the Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

August 2019August 2022 Third Secretary, Embassy of Latvia in Ukraine

August 2016August 2019 Deputy Head of the Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

September 2014August 2016 Third Secretary, Office of the Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

February 2014September 2014 Senior Desk Officer, Western, Central and Southern Europe Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia