Krisjanis Karins is the Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia. He took office on 23 January 2019.
For the last ten years, he was a Member of the European Parliament. From 2004 to 2006, Karins was the Minister of Economics of the Republic of Latvia, and from 2002 to 2009 – a Member of the Saeima (Parliament). Before starting his political career, Kariņš was a successful entrepreneur.
Karins was born in 1964 in Wilmington, Delaware, the US. After completing a bachelors degree and Ph.D in linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, he moved to Latvia and founded a frozen food business.