CEO and Deputies

 

ANDRIS PURMALIS

Chief Executive Officer of the Freeport of Ventspils

Born in 1963

Education: University of Latvia - Master of Social Sciences in Public Administration, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy - Bachelor of Social Sciences, qualification of staff psychologist

Professional experience:

  • 2019 until present - Chief Executive Officer of the Freeport of Ventspils;
  • 2004 until present ‚Äď Manager of Port Internal Security Office at the Freeport of Riga;
  • 2002 until 2004 Commercial director at Ltd. Merkurs;
  • 1999 until 2002 Manager of Security service at Ltd. FAM;
  • 1996 until 1998 Manager of Personnel and Training Department at JSC ‚ÄúVarner/Hakon Invest‚ÄĚ;
  • 1994 until 1997 Manager of Armament part at Latvijas Banka
  • 1991 until 1994 Special Task Force Commander at Latvian National Guard 2nd brigade;
  • 1988 until 1992 Deputy Chief Physician of administrative work at Smiltene Hospital of the Red Cross;
  • 1983 until 1987 Service and training at Police
  • 1981 until 1983 Service in the Soviet Army

andris.purmalis@vbp.lv

 

 

Marketing and Development Division, Port of Ventspils

IGORS UDODOVS

Deputy Executive Officer of the Freeport of Ventspils
 
Born in 1979
 
Education: Ventspils University College, master‚Äôs degree in business management; participation in study and exchange programs in Germany, Belgium, China and Israel.
 
Professional experience:
  • Since 2005 ‚ÄĒ Board Member of Ventspils High Technology Park;
  • Since 2012 ‚ÄĒ Board Member of Ventspils University College Center for Innovations and Regional Development;
  • Since 2001 works at the Freeport of Ventspils;
  • 2012 until 2014 ‚ÄĒ Council Member of Kurzeme Branch of Latvian Chamber of Industry and Commerce;
  • 2012 until 2016‚ÄĒ Chairman of the Awards Committee of Kurzeme Business Incubator;
  • 2017 until 2020 Member of Ventspils Technical College Konvent;
  • Since 2020 ‚ÄĒ Member of Ventspils University 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.