Ambassador

15.04.2015. 09:57

Andris RAZĀNS

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Date of birth: 20 February 1967

Place of birth: Riga, Latvia

Marital status: Married, two children

Education
April 1999 USIA Visitors program for young leaders
June 1997 London School of Economics, course on EU negotiations
1994 Lund University, Sweden, guest researcher
1991 Stockholm University, Sweden, guest student
1988-1993

MA degree in History, Latvian State University, Department of History and Philosophy

 

Work experience

Since July 2013 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Mexico
Since July 2012 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the United States, Washington

February 2010 –

July 2012

Political director – Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

July 2009 –

February 2010

Ambassador at Large of the Planning group of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

June 2008 – 2010 Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Morocco

December 2004 –

July 2009

Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Denmark

April 2004 -

December 2004

Diplomatic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Latvia

July 2003 –

March 2004

Counsellor, Head of Policy Planning Group of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

March 2000 –

July 2003

Deputy Head of the Mission, Embassy of Latvia to the Kingdom of Sweden

January 1998 –

March 2000

Diplomatic Adviser to the President of Latvia

August 1997 –

January 1998

Head of the EU Policy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

July 1994 -

August 1997

Second Secretary, Third Secretary, Embassy of Latvia to the Kingdom of Denmark

October 1993 -

July 1994

Desk Officer of the Northern Europe Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
 

Awards and decorations

2012 Estonian Maarjamaa Order, 2nd Class
2009 Commander of the Danish Dannebrog
2007 Croix de la Reconnaissance, Grand Officer
1998 The Royal Norwegian Order of St.Olav, Commander Class 2
 
Language skills
Latvian  native
English  fluent
Russian  fluent
Swedish  fluent
German  medium level
Danish  good reading and understanding
Norwegian  good reading and understanding
French  basic skills