Mārtiņš Drēģeris

Mr Mārtiņš Drēģeris

Communication Adviser to the President of Latvia
martins.dregeris [at] president.lv

Since 8 July 2023, he has been Communication Adviser to the President of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs. In his professional career, he has been involved in the implementation of international and national level communication and public relations activities. Participated in the development, management and implementation of the communication and PR strategy for Riga as the European Capital of Culture 2014 (including the European Film Academy Awards ceremony, the dance performance ‘Lec, saulīte!’, the World Choir Olympics, the concert ‘Born in Riga’ by Latvian-born world musicians, the solo exhibition ‘Double Reality’ by artist Vija Celmiņa in Riga). Participated in the communication and public relations activities of the first Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union (2015) and the NATO Foreign ministers' meeting in Riga (2021).

Co-author and compiler of the book ‘A Century of Latvian Diplomacy’ (Zvaigzne ABC Publishing House, 2020 Latvian and 2021 English edition). Author of several publications on international relations, Latvian constitutional law, history of law, diplomacy and philosophy of law.

Education

2013 – Professional Master's degree in Law, qualification  Lawyer, Faculty of Law, University of Latvia

2011 – Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Latvia

2004 – Bachelor of Humanities in Theology and Religious Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of Latvia

Languages

Latvian – native

English

Russian

Professional activity

2015–2023 – Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

2020–2023 – Assistant to the Latvian Member of the European Parliament, Dace Melbārde

2013–2015 – Head of the Public Relations Programme of the Foundation ‘Riga 2014 – European Capital of Culture’

2011–2013 – Deputy Head of the Press Service of the President of Latvia at the Chancery of the President of Latvia

2011 – Consultant to the Visitors and Information Centre of the Public Relations Office of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia

2010 – Legal consultant in the Department of Court of Justice of the European Union, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia

2008–2009 – Public Relations Specialist at the Public Relations and Advertising Department of SIA ‘Latvijas Mobilais Telefons’

2007–2008 – Process Manager of the Product Development Division, Marketing and Product Development Department, ‘Latvijas Pasts’