Leadership

Supervisory Board

 

The Supervisory Board supervises the activities of Latvijas Finieris Executive Board, representing shareholders’ interests.

Uldis Biķis

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Latvijas Finieris

Uldis Biķis is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Latvijas Finieris, and before that CEO; he has been working for Latvijas Finieris since 1994.

Education and specialisation - forestry engineer.

Uldis Biķis is also Vice President of Employers’ Confederation of Latvia, Member of Supervisory Board of Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Institute, an Executive Board Member of Building Material Producers Association, Board Member of the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (2009-2017) and represents Latvijas Finieris in many professional and NGO’s.

Juris Matvejs

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Latvijas Finieris

Juris Matvejs is the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2010, and before that, a Member of the Executive Board and the director of Lignums mill. 

He has been working for Latvijas Finieris since its foundation the 2nd of October 1992. Education and specialisation - woodworking engineer. 

Jānis Staris

Latvijas Finieris Supervisory Board member

Jānis Staris is a Member of the Supervisory Board since 2016, and before that Production Development Project Manager and CEO of RSEZ SIA Verems.

Education and specialisation - forest engineer.

Jānis Staris is also the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rezekne Entrepreneurs Association.

Executive Board

 

Latvijas Finieris Executive Board manages and represents Latvijas Finieris.

Jānis Ciems

CEO, Head of Production Support and Efficiency

Jānis Ciems is Latvijas Finieris CEO. Board Member since 1998 and has been working for Latvijas Finieris since its foundation the 2nd October 1992.

Education and specialisation - woodworking engineer.

Pauls Ābele

Deputy CEO, Head of Business Support

Pauls Ābele is a Latvijas Finieris Board Member since 2008 and has been working for Latvijas Finieris since 1996.

Education and specialisation – bank management and business administration.

Mārtiņš Lācis

Head of Marketing, Sales, Purchasing and Logistics

Mārtiņš Lācis is a Latvijas Finieris Board Member since 2006 and has been working for Latvijas Finieris since 1995.

Education and specialisation - woodworking engineer.

Indulis Kovisārs

Head of Forest Sector

Indulis Kovisārs is a Latvijas Finieris Board Member since 2006 and has been working for Latvijas Finieris since 2004.

Education and specialisation – heat and power engineer.

Indulis Kovisārs is also a President of the Latvian Forest Industry Federation and the Latvian Timber Buyers Society Executive Board Member.

Aigars Veitmans

Head of Development, Investments and Service

Aigars Veitmans is a Latvijas Finieris Board Member since 2004 and has been working for Latvijas Finieris since its foundation the 2nd October 1992. 

Education and specialisation - woodworking engineer.

Aigars Veitmans represents Latvijas Finieris in the Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking industries of Latvia.

Māris Būmanis

Head of Product Development

Māris Būmanis is a Latvijas Finieris Board Member since 2017 and has been working for Latvijas Finieris since 1995.

Education and specialisation - woodworking engineer.