Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš
Prime Minister
Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš
Prime Minister
Last Updated: 14.02.2019

EDUCATION
1990 – 1996 - PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, specialisation in linguistics Worked on natural language processing
1987 – 1988 - B. A. from the University of Pennsylvania, specialisation in linguistics, Summa Cum Laude, Member of the Phi Beta Kappa association 
1984 – 1986 - St. John’s College, B.A. studies in mathematics, philosophy and literature

WORK AND POLITICAL EXPERIENCE
Since January 23, 2019 -  Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia
2014 – 2019 - Member of the European Parliament, European People`s Party Coordinator for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy , Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy Substitute of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Member of the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance, Head of the Latvian Delegation to the Group of the European’s People Party, Member of the Delegation for Relations with the United States, Substitute of the Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect, Member of the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector, Member of the Delegation for the EU-Armenia, EU-Azerbaijan and EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, Member of the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
2009 - 2014 - Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Substitute of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Substitute Member of the Committee on the Economic Crisis, Head of the Latvian Delegation to the Group of the European’s People Party, Member of the Delegation for Relations with the United States, Member of the Delegation for the EU-Armenia, EU-Azerbaijan and EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, Chairman of the New Era Party
2007 – 2008 - Minister for Economics of the Republic of Latvia, Chairman of the New Era parliamentary group for multiple years, Worked on the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee, the Budget and Finance (Taxation) Committee, the Audit Committee and the European Affairs Committee
2004 – 2006 - Member of the Saeima
2002 – 2009 -  Chairman of the New Era parliamentary group for multiple years, Worked on the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee, the Budget and Finance (Taxation) Committee, the Audit Committee and the European Affairs Committee
1999 – 2000 - President of LLC Formula, Wholesale and retail trade of automobiles and office supplies
1994 – 2002 - President and co-founder of LLC PK (Lāču ledus), Manufacturing and distribution of frozen goods

LANGUAGE SKILLS 
Latvian, English, German – fluent, French and Russian – good command