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Ansis Zeltins

CEO, Freeport of Riga Authority, Latvia

Member of the Board, Baltic Ports Organization​

Ansis Zeltins is the CEO of Freeport of Riga Authority​ and Member of the Board at Baltic Ports Organization. Previously, he was the Chairman of the Council of the SJSC ''Latvijas dzelzceļš'' (Latvian Railways) and Member of the Board of ''Rīgas Brīvostas flote'' Ltd. (Freeport of Riga Fleet).


He has gained diplomatic experience in the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union in Brussels, working as a Transport Adviser. Prior to that, he was the Chairman of the Board of the subsidiary company ''LSC Shipmanagement'' Ltd. of JSC ''Latvijas kuģniecība'' and managed the JSC ''Latvijas Jūras administrācija'' (Maritime
Administration of Latvia) for more than 9 years.


Ansis Zeltins has been involved in the maritime industry for 20 years now, representing the country at various international maritime industry forums such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), Member of the Board of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), and the Head of the Shipping Working Group of the Council of Europe.

Interesting fact:

Ansis Zeltins has the qualification of a chief mate on ships of 3000 BT and above.