Speakers Edvins Berzins
EDVINS BERZINS, President of Ukrainian Logistics Alliance | CEO of WIN WIN Solutions | Council Member of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Edvins Berzins
President of Ukrainian Logistics Alliance | CEO of WIN WIN Solutions | Council Member of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Highly professional and internationally experienced manager of more than 20 years in transport, multimodal transit industry with a wide international business relationship network gained through professional European industry associations. Solid business experience both heading the largest transport company in Latvia and establishing strong business position of the company in international markets both in Europe and CIS countries. Wide experience in change management, reorganization processes, sustainable (green) solutions of the industry, and introduction of good corporate governance principles to ensure that processes of accountability, fairness, disclosure, transparency and others are introduced (appropriate education and practice acquired).

Among the most important positions of the industry to be mentioned – CEO of the Center of Transport Service “Liski”, Branch of the Joint Stock Company “Ukrainian Railways”, Chairman of the Management Board at SJSC “Latvian Railways”, CEO and subsequently Member and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rail Baltica Global Project (of 5,3 bn euro), Member of the Board at Latvian Shipping Company must be mentioned.

Experience of transport industry includes multimodal transport modes and diverse aspects of the industry (logistics, rolling stock, infrastructure, cargo transportation), management of state 1520mm railway infrastructure management company and a new fast conventional double track electrified 1435 mm railway line with maximum design speed of 240km/h on the route from Tallinn to Polish Border. Responsibility areas- infrastructure construction, design, marketing, financing and management matters, including preparation and submission of the relevant CEF application, creation of integrated project delivery organisation, preliminary cost and benefit analysis, preliminary design, technical design preparation, negotiation of the Intergovernmental Agreement, etc.

 Positions held at business and industry associations such as Union of Railways (UIC), Member of European Management Committee, Vice Chairman of UIC European Regional Assembly, Community of European Railway (CER), Associated Member of Management Committee, Participation in Professional and Social Organizations, Council Member, Vice President of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vice-president of Employers’ Confederation of Latvia must be mentioned.