Edvīns Bērziņš, Supervisory Board, RB Rail AS

Edvīns Bērziņš

Member of the Supervisory Board

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, Supervisory Board, RB Rail AS

Vineta Rudzīte

Member of the Supervisory Board

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.

Indrek Orav, Supervisory Board, RB Rail AS

Indrek Orav

Member of the Supervisory Board

Indrek Orav leads Rail Baltic Estonia, which is one of the implementing bodies for the Rail Baltica project in Estonia. 2004-2009 Indrek Orav worked in Estonian Railways first as one of the directors and later as a Management Board member. Rail Baltic Estonia is a company representing the interests of the Republic of Estonia in the Joint Venture RB Rail AS, set up by the three countries in Riga for management of the whole project. Indrek Orav has obtained a Master’s degree in Law in Tartu University and degree in Diplomacy and International Relations in the Estonian School of Diplomacy.

Anti Moppel, Supervisory Board, RB Rail AS

Anti Moppel

Member of the Supervisory Board

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.

Karolis Sankovski

Karolis Sankovski

Member of the Supervisory Board

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, Sankovski was responsible for the implementation of power transmission interconnections between Lithuania and Poland (LitPol Link), and Lithuania and Sweden (NordBalt), projects of strategic importance. He has also occupied positions in other Lithuania TSO group companies as Head of Environmental Division (LitPol Link Sp. z o.o.), and 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.

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Steponas Šaltmeris

Member of the Supervisory Board

Steponas Šaltmeris has been involved in the Rail Baltica project in different capacities since 2014: he has served as Senior Legal Officer at Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos geležinkeliai) is currently a Lawyer at Rail Baltica statyba. Prior to that, he gained experience in international business, assisting British entrepreneurs in expanding their businesses in the Baltics. Šaltmeris has also practiced law at several top law firms in Lithuania.

He is a member of the Lithuanian Association of Corporate and Institutional Lawyers, and a member of the former Lithuanian ministerial Rail Baltica Task Force group.

Šaltmeris holds a M.A. in Law from Vilnius University, and has completed several distant learning courses on Law and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, based in Chicago, Illinois.