aivis ronis

Aivis Ronis

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia (2010), Latvian diplomat

Aivis Ronis, born May 20, 1968, is a Latvian diplomat, ex ambassador of Latvia in USA and NATO. A. Ronis began his career in public sector as a press secretary and Minister’s advisor at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in 1993. He has served as Head Secretary at Latvian embassy in Sweden, Deputy Secretary of the State at FMA and Latvian ambassador in Turkey. From 2000 to 2004 served as Latvian ambassador in USA, one of the most prestigious positions of Latvian diplomatic service. Later he became Latvian ambassador at NATO.

In 2005 he left the diplomatic service and joined Latvian-American Financial Forum as a chairman. The aim of the organization was to represent the interest and raise awareness of Latvian banks in the United States. In 2010 A. Ronis returned to public sector to become the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Transport and Economic advisor to the president of Latvia. A. Ronis is not a member of any political party. Currently works as a private consultant.

Professional bio:

1989-1991 Department of Informative Programs, Latvian Television
1991-1993 Press secretary, Minister’s advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1993-1995 Head Secretary, Embassy of Latvia in Sweden
1995-1998 Deputy Secretary of the State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1998-2000 Ambassador, Embassy of Latvia in Turkey
2000-2004 Ambassador, Embassy of Latvia in the USA
2004-2005 Ambassador of Latvia, NATO
2005-2009 Chairman, Latvian-American Financial Forum
2010 Minister of Foreign Affairs
2011 President, Latvian Association of Private Bankers
2011 -2013 Minister of Transport
2014 Economic advisor to the president of Latvia
2016 SIA “MRS grupa”, consultant

Other professional experience

2008 Member of the Strategic Analysis committee of the president of Latvia
2006 NATO Smmit 2006, Co - chair of the Support committee
2005 -2007 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, member of the Foreign Policy Council


Order of the Three Stars, 3rd  class.
Cross of Recognition, 3rd  class.
Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 2nd  class, for the contribution to the promotion of Latvian-Estonian relations.