Jānis Bārda

Chairman of the Board Electronic Communications Office of Latvia

Jānis Bārda is the chairman of the Board at the Electronic Communications Office of Latvia (ECO), a state-owned joint-stock company that provides management of limited resources (radiofrequency spectrum and numbering). He has been working at the ECO for 11 years, the last 5 years as the Chairman of the Board.

Under Jānis’ management, various efficiency and internal process optimization standards have been implemented. He has guided the company to steady growth and significant improvement of the financial performance.

Before becoming Chairman of the Board, he was Director of the Administrative Department for several years. Jānis Bārda is also involved in the association “Latvian Digital Accelerator”, where he serves as the Chairman of the Board. The association was established in 2020 to promote the development and implementation of digital platforms, products, and services, to help Latvian companies and the public sector identify and use digital opportunities.