Andris Pelšs (online)

Education

2003 – Moorhead State University, USA, Master’s Degree in Business Administration
2000 – University of Latvia, Master’s Degree in Political Science
1997 – Truman State University, Missouri, USA, Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

Professional Experience

2018.08. – present Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, State Secretary
2016.09. – 2018.08. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Under-Secretary of State – Political Director
2012.08. – 2016.08. Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union, Ambassador-Representative to the Political and Security Committee
2007.07. – 2012.06. Chancery of the President of Latvia, Foreign Affairs Adviser
2006.10. – 2007.07. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Head of International Operations and Crisis Management Division
2005.08. – 2006.10. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Head of Arms Control Division
2003.07. – 2005.08. Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Latvia to NATO, Second Secretary
2000.08. – 2003.07. Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union, Third Secretary
2000.02. – 2000.08. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, NATO Division, Third Secretary
1998.02. – 2000.02. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Security Policy Division, Attaché

Awards

2021 – Grand Officer of the Cross of Recognition, the Republic of Latvia
2015 – Certificate of Recognition of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia
2009 – Certificate of Recognition of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
2006 – Republic of Latvia Minister of Defence Award – Medal Commemorating NATO Summit 2006
2004 – Republic of Latvia Minister of Defence Award – Commemorative Medal for Advancing Latvia’s Accession to NATO
Awards from the Republic of Estonia, Ukraine, Sovereign Order of Malta

Foreign Languages

English,
Russian,
French