Viktors Valainis

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On September 15th this year, the Saeima expressed its confidence to the Cabinet of Ministers led by Prime Minister Evika Siliņa, and thereby Viktors Valainis began his duties as the Minister of Economics.

Since the fall of 2022, Viktors Valainis has been a deputy of the 14th Saeima and the chairman of the Greens and Farmers Union faction. V. Valainis was also a deputy in the 13th, 12th, and 11th Saeima.

From 2016 to 2023, he served as the executive director of the Association of Large Cities of Latvia. In 2016, he was the parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Economics, and from 2013 to 2014, he was the parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Transport.

From 2010 to 2011, he held the position of board member of the Foundation Latvian House Administrators Guild and from 2008 to 2011, he served as the deputy head of the property management building operation department of Jelgava real estate management.

After graduating from Jelgava State Gymnasium in 2005, V. Valainis obtained a bachelor's degree in real estate management and a qualification as a real estate economist in 2009. In 2011, he earned a master's degree in construction entrepreneurship and real estate management at Riga Technical University.

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