Riia Sillave is holding the position of CEO for Rail Baltic Estonia, one of the three implementing companies for the Rail Baltica project. Her extensive knowledge of project management she has gained from the launch of the greenfield BCTMP pulp mill AS Estonian Cell with the startup date of 2006 – the biggest foreign investment to Estonia, being the first employee and Member of the Management Board. From 2012 to 2017 she was employed in the headquarter of the shareholder of AS Estonian Cell being the Chief Financial Officer of Heinzel Group, a major pulp and paper production and sales corporate group in Austria. During her career previously, from 1997 until 2004, she has worked also as Controlling Manager for the headquarter of the German automotive company Webasto Thermosysteme GmbH in Stockdorf near Munich, Germany. Returning to the home country, she has joined the Rail Baltica project in December 2017 and in 2018 she holds additionally the Chair of the Supervisory Board of RB Rail AS.
Anti Moppel has more than twenty years of experience in the public sector and especially in the transport and logistics field. From 1996 to 2002 he worked at the Ministry of Transport and Communications as Director of Transport Infrastructure Development Department and has had the opportunity to be involved in the Rail Baltica facilitation process from the beginning. Since 2002, he has held the position of Ministerial Counsellor for Transport and Logistics at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia.
Anti Moppel has obtained a Master’s Degree in Geology at Tartu University and worked at the Centre of Geological Survey of Estonia from 1993 to1996.
Edvīns Bērziņš has MA in Law and MBA degree of the Norwegian–Latvian Professional Master Programme “Innovations and Entrepreneurship” (Riga Technical University, RTU). In 2016, he has graduated the Professional Board Member Education Program at the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (BICG).
He has been Head of International Relations Department in the Police Academy of Latvia, has worked as Legal Consultant at “Lattelecom” ltd., Head of Legal Department in “Latvijas kuģniecība AS”, has been Member of the Board at “Latvijas kuģniecība AS”. Since 2011, he is a member of the Board at “Latvijas dzelzceļš” VAS. During 2015, Mr. Bērziņš took the position of Interim CEO of the joint venture “RB Rail AS” (project Rail Baltica) and now holds the position of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at “RB Rail AS”. Since 2016, he acts as Chairman of the Board at SJSC Latvijas dzelzceļš.
He is also Vice-President of the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (LDDK), Presidium Member at the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Member of the RTU Advisory Board, Council Member of the LCCI, Chairman of Latvia-Belarus and Latvia-Kazakhstan Councils of Business Cooperation, as well as Member of the Councillors’ Convent and Member of Law Faculty Dome at Turiba University.
Vineta Rudzīte has more than fifteen years legal counselling experience in the companies of large scale infrastructure management and transport industry. Since 2011 she has worked at SJSC “Latvijas Dzelzceļš” in different capacities – as a Specialist in the Legal and Administrative issues, a Deputy Legal Director on administrative issues and Head of Secretariat of Presidents’ Council. Also, she has acted as a Manager of Legal and Administrative support of “RB Rail” from 2014 till 2015.
Previously she has worked at “Latvijas Kuģniecība” as a Deputy Legal Director, at “Lattelecom” as a Legal Consultant. V. Rudzīte has an experience in international relations by working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and being stationed as a staff member to embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Poland.
She has BA and MA in Law and Ba in English Philology (both at the University of Latvia). She has achieved a distinction in distance learning course on Marine Insurance at Cambridge Academy of Transport.
Karolis Sankovski is the Chief Executive Officer of Rail Baltica Statyba, the Lithuanian shareholder of the joint venture RB Rail AS. Before assuming this role, he served on the executive board of Litgrid AB, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator (TSO), and headed its strategic infrastructure department. Within this capacity, he was responsible for the implementation of power transmission interconnections between Lithuania and Poland (LitPol Link), and Lithuania and Sweden (NordBalt), projects of strategic importance.
Before that, Karolis Sankovski has occupied other positions in the Lithuania TSO group companies, as Head of Environmental Division (LitPol Link Sp. z o.o.), Lawyer (Lietuvos Energija AB).
Sankovski has a B.A. in Law from Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania, and an M.A. in Law from Aix-Marseille 3 University in Provence, France.
Arenijus Jackus has obtained Master’s Degree in Transport Engineering Economics and Management at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.
He is currently holding the position of Director of Rail Baltica Coordination Department in “Lietuvos geležinkeliai” UAB. He started working at the Ministry of Transport and Communications in 1997 and during his 14 years of service in the public sector he has had an opportunity to be involved within the Rail Baltica project implementation since its very beginning. He has previously held director position in various strategic departments at the Ministry of Transport and Communications responsible for strategic planning and finances, EU investment administration and project implementation as well as international relations and EU affairs. He has also been the Chairman of the Management Board of “Kaunas airport” SE, Member of Supervisory Board at “Lietuvos geležinkeliai” UAB, Member of the Management Boards of “Klaipėda State Seaport Authority” SE, “Oro navigacija” SE and “Rail Baltica statyba” UAB.
Likewise, he has worked as a Deputy Director at Central Financing and Contracting Unit, Deputy Head of Marketing Division at Lithuanian National Radio and Television, Assistant and Lector at several universities: Kaunas Technology University, Vilnius University and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.