Minister Arvils Ašeradens
Since February 2016, Arvils Aseradens is the Minister for Economics of the Republic of Latvia and the Deputy Prime Minister. He has been involved in the politics since 2010, when he started his political activities as a Board Member of political party “Pilsoniskā savienība” (Civil Union). Since 2011, he is a Member and a Board Member of political party “Vienotība” (Unity). Arvils Aseradens was the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Welfare.
From 1990 to 2009, he worked as the Director of the leading Latvian daily newspaper “Diena” and the Chairman of the Board of JSC “Diena”. He also was the Chairman of the Board of the leading Latvian business newspaper “Dienas bizness”. For 19 years (until 2010), he worked as a Member and the Chairman of the Board, as well as the Vice President of Latvian Press Publishers Association. Arvils Aseradens also was a Board Member of World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.
A. Aseradens has a Master’s Degree in Economic Geography from the University of Latvia. In addition, he has mastered various kinds of top-level business manager training programmes, focused on corporate strategic planning and management.
In his free time, Arvils Aseradens is engaged in sailing and is a Board Member of the Yachting Union of Latvia.
In 2007, the 5th Class Order of Three Stars was awarded to Arvils Aseradens.