- Vice-President and Commissioner, the Euro and Social Dialogue, European Commission, Brussels
1993, degree in Physics, University of Latvia; 1995, degree in Economics, Riga Technical University; 1996, Master's in Physics, University of Latvia; 1997-98, studies in Engineering, University of Maryland; 2007, Master's in Taxation and Customs, Riga Technical University. 1991-93, Laboratory Assistant, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia; 1993-95, Laboratory Assistant, Department of Semiconductor Physics, University of Latvia; 1995-96, Assistant, Institute of Physics, Mainz University, Germany; 1997, Researcher, Institute of Physics, University of Latvia; 1997-98, Laboratory Assistant, Department of Engineering, University of Maryland. With Monetary Policy Board, Bank of Latvia: 1998-99, Specialist, Macroeconomics; 1999-2001, Senior Economist; 2001-02, Chief Economist. 2002-04, Minister of Finance, Latvia; 2004-09, Member of European Parliament; since 2009, Prime Minister of Latvia. Member of the Board, ÔÇ£UnityÔÇØ political party.