The Board of Latvijas Pasts has been appointed for five years, with its term of office starting on the 9th of January 2023.
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Education: Professional Master of Economics degree from BA School of Business and Finance, Bachelor of Economics degree from BA School of Business and Finance, additional education in strategic management from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.
M. Vilcāns is in charge of the company and the team, as well as he manages the parties involved. Having joined Latvijas Pasts in 2005, M. Vilcāns held several directorships for the most part of his career at the company, and since 2016 he has been Chairman of the Board. Under the leadership of M. Vilcāns, the turnover of Latvijas Pasts has increased significantly, and innovations and improved services have been implemented, such as ensuring the automation of processing, sorting, weighing and scanning of small packages.
Member of the Board responsible for operations management, Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Education: Bachelor of Business Economics degree from the University of Latvia, additional education in strategic management from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.
K. Krūmiņš leads and supervises the effective and high-quality availability of material and technical support related to the operations of the company and its subsidiary companies in order to facilitate the implementation of the company’s strategy, as well as the achievement of its goals and performance milestones. Having joined Latvijas Pasts in 2007, K. Krūmiņš started his career as Deputy Head of the Personnel Planning Department and rose to the position of Member of the Board, which he has held since 2016. In recent years, as Member of the Board, he has been responsible for ensuring the continuity, quality and development of the largest structural units in terms of the number of employees – the post offices, the delivery (postmen) network, and the sorting and transportation of postal items.
Member of the Board responsible for financial management, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Education: Master of Science degree in Professional Accountancy from University of London, Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Certificate of Higher Education in Economics from the University of Southampton, a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), UK.
In this role, the main responsibility of A. Puriņš is management of the company’s finances. Previously, A. Puriņš held the position of Director of the Financial Management Department at Latvijas Pasts and set up a unified financial department. In addition to overseeing financial and managerial accounting operations in the company, A. Puriņš ensured risk management and cooperation with banks, and was involved in procurement processes. A. Puriņš is also Member of the Supervisory Board at the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. He previously held the position of Chair of the Audit Committee at Augstsprieguma tīkls AS. Prior to that, A. Puriņš worked as associate director and project manager at KPMG Baltics SIA, and also held various positions related to financial management in several large Latvian companies.
Member of the Board responsible for business development, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
Education: Bachelor of Business Management degree from the University of Latvia, additional education in strategic leadership, sales pitch presentation and negotiation skills from the Global Marketing University and in digital strategy management from Harvard Business School
G. Muzikants supervises the revenue of Latvijas Pasts and oversees product and service development and sales, as well as customer service. G. Muzikants previously worked for TET SIA for 10 years, where he was commercial director and Member of the Board for the last five years. He was in charge of the creation and implementation of services, prices, sales and service channels, and the marketing strategy. During this time, new services were introduced, the brand was changed, and the leading market shares were maintained. Prior to that, G. Muzikants was manager of Kimberly-Clark South and Central Europe and the Baltics for 10 years, during which time he significantly increased market shares and introduced innovative marketing solutions.