Jānis Reirs

Minister for Finance
janis.reirs [at]

Date of birth: September 23, 1961

Work experience

  • Since 2019, Minister for Finance
  • 2016-2019, Minister for Welfare
  • 2014-2016, Minister for Finance
  • From 2010 to 5 November 2014, Member of the 10th and 11th Parliament (Saeima) of the Republic of Latvia, Chairperson of the Saeima Budget and Finance (Taxation) Commission
  • Since 2014, Head of the Control Committee in the Nordic Investment Bank  
  • 2013-2014, Deputy Head of the Control Committee in the Nordic Investment Bank
  • Since 2002, work at the Baltic Assembly in the position of President of the Baltic Assembly, Head of Latvian delegation and Presidium Member of the Baltic Assembly
  • 2006-2010, Member of the 9th Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, Secretary of Legal Affairs Commission, the standing committee – Public Expenditure and Audit Commission
  • 2010, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia
  • 2004-2006, Minister for Special Assignments of the Republic of Latvia – Electronic Government Affairs
  • 2002–2006, Member of the 8th Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, the standing commissions – Public Expenditure and Audit Commission, State Administration and Municipal Committee
  • 2002– 2004, Secretary of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia
  • 2004, Standing committee member of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference  
  • 2001–2002, Chairperson of the Board of a chemical plant Spodrība PLC
  • 1999–2002, Partner of Prudentia Ltd, Director
  • 1996–1999, Member of the Board of Trasta komercbanka PLC, Vice-President, Head of Administrative Unit
  • 1993–1996, the Latvian-German Bank, Head of Credit Division


  • Professional Master’s Degree in Economics, University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics, Industrial Planning