Andris Piebalgs

Born September 17, 1957, Valmiera, Latvia. Latvian citizen. Married, three children.


2004 – 2009

European Commissioner for Energy


Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Kalniete

The first Latvian Commissioner Kalniete is working with Commissioner Fischler in the area of agriculture and fisheries.

2003 – 2004

Deputy Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

Responsible for Latvia’s relations with the European Union.

1998 – 2003

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the European Union

1995 – 1997

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the Republic of Estonia

1994 – 1995

Minister of Finance of Latvia

1993 – 1994

Member of Parliament of Latvia, Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee

1990 – 1993

Minister of Education of Latvia

1988 – 1990

Desk officer, Head of Department, Ministry of Education of Latvia

1980 – 1988

Teacher, Headmaster, Secondary School No1, Valmiera


Latvian: mother tongue

English, German, French and Russian: thorough knowledge

Estonian: basic knowledge


Graduate in Physics from the University of Latvia, 17 June 1980