Andris Piebalgs is an experienced Latvian politician who has occupied key positions in both national and European levels.
He has been Latvia’s minister of Finance and of Education. He served also as a chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee of the Parliament.
He was the Latvian Ambassador to the EU.
He served as a European Commissioner for Energy from 2004 to 2010 and as a European Commissioner for Development from 2010 to 2014.