Viesturs holds a Master’s degree in European Studies awarded by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Latvia. Currently, he undertakes doctoral studies in Business Management at BA School of Business and Finance and gives lectures on Innovative Financing and Innovation Management at Riga Technical University, BA School of Business and Finance, and Ventspils University College.
Viesturs is a former manager of the EU initiative (investment fund) InnoEnergy in Latvia. He has developed and managed several projects related to implementing innovation, the attraction of venture capital investment, commercialization and adaptation of technological developments for the market, and the creation of new tech startups.
Additionally, Viesturs has been a manager at several electronics and IT companies and has worked for the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA), taking part in developing the national innovation system. He has been on the Board of the Freeport of Riga since 2019.