Meet the investment team

Toms Stūrītis, Acting Head of Investment Promotion Division

My main responsibilities in the Division are to advise international investors on establishing operations in Latvia and on various inter-institutional cooperation as well as provide overall leadership and support for our team.

Prior to heading the Investment Promotion Division, I was the Deputy Director of LIAA’s Business Incubator in the port city of Liepaja where I advised investors about possibilities for business in the region and acquired broad experience in assisting start-up development. In my earlier career at LIAA, I worked at the Agency’s headquarters in Riga as the lead advisor for investors considering setting up operations specifically in transport & logistics, IT & Global Business Services (GBS) and metaworking sectors.

Prior to joining LIAA in 2011, I worked in the construction industry preparing financial estimates as well as participating in and managing various national and international projects that provided solutions to a number of economic and social issues.

I hold a master’s degree in business administration from the Swiss Business School in Zurich, Switzerland, and a master in finance from BA School of Business and Finance in Riga, Latvia.

Languages spoken: Latvian, English, Russian

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Rolando Huapaija-Delgado, Senior Investment Advisor

I am the lead advisor for investors working in Life Sciences, Healthcare and Green Technology sectors.

I have a bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Commercial Diplomacy as well as a MSc in International Relations from the University of Latvia. Currently I am studying for an MBA in Finance at Riga Business School.

Prior to joining the Investment Promotion Division, I was a Project manager in Enterprise Europe Network Latvia which is part of a European Commission Project operating in more than 60 countries, administered by LIAA in Latvia. My main role was to consult clients on various EU support programs, EU regulations and any questions related to starting a business in various countries.

Languages spoken: Latvian, English, Russian and Spanish

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Roberts Gudermanis, Senior Investment Advisor

I am the lead advisor to investors looking for suitable Latvian companies interested in M&A and joint venture opportunities and I provide support for investors in food processing, woodworking and textile industries.

My professional background includes work as a customer service specialist in "Swedbank". My previous experience was with LIAA’s Customer Service Division, in which I had the role of consulting clients on various State aid and EU Structural Funds programs as well as handling the questions about LIAA’s export services. I joined the Investment Promotion Division in early 2015.

I have a bachelor’s degree in International Sales and Marketing Management from VIA University College in Denmark.

Languages spoken: Latvian, English, Russian

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Monta Geidāne, Project Manager

I am the advisor for investors considering setting up operations in IT and Global Business Service (GBS) industries in Latvia.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the BA School of Business and Finance in Riga, Latvia, I was involved in the management of payroll accounting process for a multinational IT related shared services center. This work experience gave me extensive knowledge about the recruitment process, salary levels in IT and other employment related issues.

Additionally, I gained valuable experience in public relations while assisting international companies with advise and practical support organizing events, marketing campaigns and press conferences as well as preparing content for social media.

Languages spoken: Latvian, English, Russian

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Artūrs Zlobins, Project Manager

I am the advisor for investors mainly working in the Metalworking sector.

Before joining the Investment Promotion Division at LIAA, I worked for the Housing and Environment Department of Riga City Council, where I gained extensive knowledge in legal background of municipal housing. Additionally, I have experience in accounting and project management in the marine industry.

I received bachelor’s degree in Law and Business from Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL), and I am currently working toward an MBA in Finance at Riga Business School.

Languages spoken: Latvian, Russian, English

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Līga Pļaveniece, Senior Investment Project Manager

I support marketing operations of LIAA’s Investment Promotion Division and serve as a liaison and coordinator of LIAA activities with Latvia’s diaspora.

Prior to joining LIAA, I worked in the communications department of the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., U.S. In my capacity as a public relations specialist, I participated in strategic planning and worked with a variety of audiences, including U.S. and foreign government agencies, businesses, media, academic institutions and other types of non-government organizations. I also facilitated visits for foreign delegations participating in professional and research exchange programs organized through the U.S. Department of State.

Additionally, my experience includes volunteer leadership and marketing positions promoting the work of the United Nations through the United Nations Association of the USA and the US National Committee for UN Women.

I have a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in political science from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.

Languages spoken: Latvian, English, Russian


Meet your local LIAA representative!
Our team of experts is not just in Riga – we have representatives in countries around the world. A list of representatives and their contact information is available here.

For more information, please contact us:  invest@liaa.gov.lv.

We look forward to serving your needs!