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Andris PIEBALGS European Commissioner for Development, Brussels


1980 Graduated in Physics, University of Latvia
1980-1988 Teacher, Headmaster, Secondary School No1, Valmiera
1988-1990 Desk officer, Head of Department, Ministry of Education of Latvia
1990-1993 Minister of Education of Latvia
1993-1994 Member of Parliament of Latvia, Chairman, Budget and Finance Committee
1994-1995 Minister of Finance of Latvia
1995-1997 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia, Republic of Estonia
1998-2003 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia, European Union
2003-2004 Deputy Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, responsible for Latvia's relations with the European Union
2004 Head of Cabinet of the Member of European Commission, Kalniete
2004-2010 Member of European Commission, Commissioner for Energy
since 2010 Commissioner for Development