Bilde par Rolandu Lappuķi

Mr Rolands Lappuķe

Smart Technology Adviser to the President of Latvia
rolands.lappuke [at]

Mr Rolands Lappuķe started consulting business after retiring in August 2016. Earlier career of Mr Rolands Lappuķe was related to diplomatic service of the Republic of Latvia. He has served as Ambassador to Portugal, France, Spain, UNESCO, and the Council of Europe. Mr Rolands Lappuķe was a non – residing Ambassador to Morocco and Andorra.

His diplomatic career started in the Embassy of Latvia in Bonn, Germany as an advisor. Later Mr Rolands Lappuķe was pursued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he was Head of State Protocol and Ambassador-at-Large in charge of diaspora affairs as well as Head of the Latvian delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. Before diplomatic career, Mr Rolands Lappuķe was teacher of biology and chemistry at the Latvian Grammar School in Münster, Germany, and conducted research activities at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

Mr Rolands Lappuķe holds a PhD in Neurosciences from the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France.


  • 1982 – Biological studies, PhD in neuroscience at the University of Strasbourg


  • Latvian
  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Professional work

  • Since August 2016 – Retirement pension, business consulting
  • From 2014 to August 2016 – Ambassador to the Council of Europe
  • From 2011 to August 2014 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Diaspora, Head of the Latvian Delegation IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance)
  • From April 2009 to August 2011 – Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to Spain
  • From June 2007 to June 2010 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Vice-Chair of the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe
  • From 2003 to 2007 – Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to France, Non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to Morocco and Andorra
  • From 1999 to 2002 – Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to Portugal
  • From 1996 to 1997 – Head of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • From 1993 to 1996 – Adviser at the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Germany
  • From September 1986 to 1993 – Teacher of Biology and Chemistry at Munster Latvian Gymnasium
  • From February 1982 to 1986 – Research at Department of Psychology, La Troba University, Melbourne, Australia