General meeting of the Members
Council
Management Board
6 committees
Employees and consultants of the Association

Council

Chairwoman

Ieva Tetere

Chairwoman of the Board of SEB banka

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Since 2015 Ieva Tetere is CEO of SEB bank - one of the leading universal banks in Latvia with assets over 3.5 bn euros. In Finance Latvia Association Ieva Tetere is holding positions of Chairwoman of Council and co-chair of Strategic development committee. Before joining SEB in 2005 as Head on Internal audit, Ieva Tetere was a part of PricewaterhouseCoopers team both in Latvia and for two years in London. Chairperson of Sustainability committee in SEB bank steering also the implementation of the sustainability strategy of SEB in Latvia.

Supervisory Board Members

Reinis Rubenis

Deputy chairman of the Council, Chairman of the Board of Swedbank Latvia

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Inese Zīle

Member of the Board of Development Finance Institution Altum

Johan Åkerblom

Acting CEO and Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer of Citadele Bank

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Dmitrijs Latiševs

Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer of BlueOrange Bank

Kerli Gabrilovica

Head of Retail Banking, Luminor Group, Country Manager Latvia

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Board

Sanita Bajāre

Chairwoman of the Board

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Sanita Bajāre is Chairwoman of the Board at the Finance Latvia Association.
Sanita Bajāre was Manager of the Euro Project at the Ministry of Finance from 2005 to 2011 and State Secretary at the Ministry from 2011 to 2014. From 2012 to 2014, Sanita Bajāre also worked on the Board of the European Investment Bank, and from 2014 to 2016, she was Alternate Executive Director at the World Bank. Between 2016 and 2018, she was responsible for corporate banking services at Citadele Bank.
Sanita Bajāre graduated from Riga Secondary School No. 2 with a silver medal and received her first higher education at the Medical Academy of Latvia in 1996, where she was awarded a medical doctor’s degree with honours. She also received a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2006 and an honours master’s degree in Financial Economics in 2008.

Jānis Brazovskis

board member

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Jānis Brazovskis is a member of the Management Board of the Association and member of the Supervisory Council of Tet. Mr. Brazovskis has extensive experience in banking, especially legal affairs, including in matters regarding the prevention, licensing and restructuring of money laundering and terrorism financing. From 2000 until 2012, Mr. Brazovskis was Deputy Chairman of the Financial and Capital Market Commission. Mr. Brazovskis attained his law degree at the University of Latvia and is a certified Anti-Money Laundering specialist (CAMS).

Committees

Lending Committee

Ainars Balcers

Co-chair, Head of Mortgage Support Department, Baltic, Swedbank

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Kārlis Danēvičs

Co-chair, SEB Latvia Board member, responsible for AML and KYC area

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Legal Committee

Agnese Garda

Co-chair, Head of the Legal Division at Swedbank Latvia

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Juta Kaktiniece

Co-chair, Head of the Legal Department at SEB banka

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Compliance Committee

Juris Bogdanovs

Co-chair, Member of the Management Board, Head of Risk Management at Swedbank Latvia

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Uldis Upenieks

Co-chair, Member of the Management Board, Chief Compliance Officer of Citadele Bank

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Communications Committee

Kristīne Mennika

Co-chair, Head of Corporate Communications at Bank Citadele

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Agnese Strazda

Co-chair, Head of Corporate communication at SEB banka

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Capital Markets Committee

Kristīne Lomanovska

Co-chair, Chairman of the Board of SEB Life (Latvia)

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Māris Rambaks

Co-chair, Head of the Treasury at Swedbank Latvia

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Payments and Digital Channels Committee

Normunds Rudzītis

Co-chair, Head of Retail Sales Planning and Campaigns at Luminor Group

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Mareks Kovaļevskis

Co-chair, Head of Payments Support and Operations Division at Swedbank Latvia

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Working groups

Sustainable Finance working group

Irina Kuzmina

Co-chair, Project Manager, Corporate Offering and Strategies at Swedbank

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GDPR working group

Veronika Sajadova

Co-chair, Data Protection Officer at Swedbank Latvia

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IT security working group

Oskars Blumbergs

Co-chair, Information Security Officer at SEB banka

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Association employees

Edgars Pastars

Chief Legal Officer

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Aivars Graudiņš

Senior Advisor

+371 67284562

Laima Letiņa

Advisor

+371 26129485

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Kārlis Jēkabs Īvāns

Junior associate

+371 20380986

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Andra Ģirne

Project manager

+371 29136383

Laura Balode

Office Manager

+371 67284528

Members

Associate members