CEO and Deputies

Chief Executive Officer of the Freeport of Ventspils, Imants Sarmulis
 

IMANTS SARMULIS

Chief Executive Officer of the Freeport of Ventspils
 
Born in 1950
Education: Naval School of Riga; Kaliningrad Fisheries Institute of Technology, Boat Master specialty; Moscow Academy of Foreign Trade, economist qualification.
Professional experience:
1971 until 1988 — Mariner, Navigator and Captain on Latvian Shipping Company ships;
1991 until 1993 — Director of Foreign Economic Relations Department at the Maritime Affairs Ministry;
1993 until 1995 — Director of Maritime Department at the Latvian Ministry of Transport;
1995 until present — Chief Executive Officer of the Freeport of Ventspils.

 

Port of Ventspils, premises for rent

 

GUNTIS DRUNKA

Deputy Executive Officer of the Freeport of Ventspils

Born in 1957
Education: Naval School of Riga; Kaliningrad Fisheries Institute of Technology, Vessel Management specialty; Latvian State University, law degree.
Professional experience
1977 until 1986 — Mariner, Assistant to the Captain on Latvian Shipping Company ships;
1986 until 1990 — Inspector at the State Baltic Sea Waters Protection Inspectorate and the Environmental Protection Committee of Latvia;
1993 until 1996 — Chief State Inspector of the Sea and Chief of Sea Control Division at the Environment State Inspectorate of Latvia;
1996 until 2000 — Board Member at the Port of Riga;
1996 until 2004 — Director of the Sea Environmental Board;
2003 until 2005 — Deputy Chairman of Helsinki Committee;
2005 until 2006 — Deputy Director at the State Environment Service and Director of Sea and Internal Waters Board;
2006 until present — Deputy Executive Officer of the Freeport of Ventspils.

 

Marketing and Development Division, Port of Ventspils
 

IGORS UDODOVS

Deputy Executive Officer of the Freeport of Ventspils
 
Born in1979
Education: Ventspils University College, master’s degree in business management; participation in study and exchange programs in Germany, Belgium and China.
Professional experience:
Since 2001 works at the Freeport of Ventspils;
2012 until 2014 — Council Member of Kurzeme Branch of Latvian Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
2012 until 2016— Chairman of the Awards Committee of Kurzeme Business Incubator;
Since 2005 — Board Member of Ventspils High Technology Park;
Since 2012 — Board Member of Ventspils University College Center for Innovations and Regional Development;
Since 2017 — Member of Ventspils Technical College Konvent. 
Awards: The Award of Ventspils City Council 2015 for the active investors attraction to the city, the development of Business-incubator and targeted the Freeport of Ventspils industrial sector development. 

 

MĀRIS PETROVSKIS

Deputy Executive Officer of the Freeport of Ventspils

Born in 1982
Education: Riga Technical University, Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Professional experience: 
2004 until 2006 – Head of metal processing tools department at SIA “Instro”.
2004 until 2009 – Riga Technical University, professor, lecturer.
Since 2009 –Ventspils Technical School, Chairman of Exam Commission and Deputy Chairman of Exam Commission.
2006 until 2013 – Head of production facility at SIA “Malmar Sheet Metal”.
Since 2014– Freeport of Ventspils authority, Head of Technical Department.
Since 2018 –Freeport of Ventspils authority, Deputy Executive Officer.  
maris.petrovskis@vbp.lv