On 14 May 2019, the Fiscal Council concluded a competition for the position of Secretary of the Council, signing an agreement with Ivars Golsts. In the open competition, the Fiscal Council recognized him out of the five candidates as the most appropriate.
"Ivars Golsts's previous work experience as the director at the Latvian Guarantee Agency and the Latvian State Radio and Television Center will be particularly valuable in strengthening the independence of our institution and ensuring fiscal discipline in Latvia. We expect effective co-ordination of the work of the Council and close cooperation with key economic policy institutions in Latvia and Europe Union," says Jānis Platais, Chairman of Fiscal council.
Ivars Golsts holds a Master's Degree in International Business from the University of Colorado in USA and a degree in engineering from Riga Technical University.
Ivars Golsts will take up his duties at the Fiscal Council as of 1 June 2019, replacing the former Council Secretary Dace Kalsone.
"On behalf of the Council, I would like to thank Dace Kalsone for her great contribution to the work of the Council and the best wishes for her future life and work!", says J.Platais.