speaker bio

Dr. Juris Binde

President & Chairman of the Management Board

Latvian Mobile Telephone, Latvia

Since 1992, Dr. Juris Binde is the President of Latvian Mobile Telephone, Ltd. and since 2004 – Chairman of Management Board. He's also a Professor at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences since and the Vice President of the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA).

In 1978, he graduated from the Faculty of Radio Equipment and Communications of Riga Polytechnic Institute as an engineer designer-technologist of radio and electronic equipment (Dipl.ing, Mg.sc.ing). He has also studied in Germany, Sweden, and the USA.

Prior to becoming the President of LMT, Dr. Juris Binde was a Chief Technologist and the Head of the Technological Department at the “Scientific Research Institute VEF”. Earlier in his career, he's also served as the Deputy Head of the Scientific and Technical Information Department and the Head of the System Analyses Group.

Interesting fact:

Dr. Juris Binde has received several awards. In 2001, he received the Order of the Three Stars of the Republic of Latvia (Fourth Class), and in 2014 the Swedish state award – the Order of the Polar Star (Knight 1st Class).