Latvia’s 20 most ac­tive of­fi­cials take 695 po­si­tions in 648 com­pa­nies

The Baltic Times - - BALTIC NEWS - BNS/TBT Staff

Latvia’s 20 most ac­tive of­fi­cials take 695 po­si­tions in 648 com­pa­nies, In­dra Ur­tane, the spokes­woman of Lur­soft busi­ness data­base op­er­a­tor, re­ported.

Cit­ing a study con­ducted by Lur­soft, the leader of the list is Ralfs Jan­sons, who has 72 po­si­tions, fol­lowed by Ital­ian cit­i­zen Paolo Bet­tiol, with 62 po­si­tions. Most of Jan­sons’ po­si­tions are in com­pa­nies en­gaged in real es­tate, with the oldest one reg­is­tered in 1996, while Bet­tiol has po­si­tions in com­pa­nies, mostly founded in the past two years, and pro­vides ser­vices un­clas­si­fied else­where.

Af­ter an­a­lyz­ing fi­nan­cial re­sults of the com­pa­nies headed by the most ac­tive of­fi­cials, the lead­ers are: con­struc­tion com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing Skonto Buve with turnover of 122.5 mil­lion eu­ros in 2015, Arcers with 33.41 mil­lion eu­ros, and Aiz­putes Celin­ieks with 15.3 mil­lion eu­ros in turnover.

“Even though the large num­ber of po­si­tions in dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies might sug­gest the high pro­duc­tiv­ity of th­ese peo­ple, the fi­nan­cial re­sults of­ten show a dif­fer­ent pic­ture. Among the TOP 20 most ac­tive of­fi­cials, just six peo­ple can boast of pos­i­tive ag­gre­gate re­sults of their com­pa­nies. Ravis is the most suc­cess­ful, and in 2015 his 53 com­pa­nies posted 20.65 mil­lion eu­ros in ag­gre­gate profit,” said a Lur­soft rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

Ac­cord­ing to Lur­soft, the ag­gre­gate turnover of the com­pa­nies headed by the TOP 20 most ac­tive of­fi­cials was 275.6 mil­lion eu­ros, and profit reached 22.31 mil­lion eu­ros. 26 of those com­pa­nies posted over 1 mil­lion eu­ros in an­nual turnover, and 13 com­pa­nies posted over 1 mil­lion eu­ros in profit.

Most of th­ese com­pa­nies are small com­pa­nies, and just four com­pa­nies had more than 100 em­ploy­ees. In to­tal, all the listed com­pa­nies to­gether em­ployed 1,582 peo­ple.

Among lo­cal res­i­dents on the list of the most ac­tive of­fi­cials, there were also sev­eral for­eign­ers - three from Italy, two from the UK, and one from Rus­sia.

Dur­ing the in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence Busi­ness in Dau­gavpils and Lat­gale Spe­cial Eco­nomic Zone (SEZ), a co­op­er­a­tion agree­ment be­tween Lat­gale SEZ and Vitebsk Free Eco­nomic Zone (FEZ) in Be­larus was signed.

The agree­ment was signed by Lat­gale Plan­ning Re­gion’s ad­min­is­tra­tion head and Lat­gale SEZ ad­min­is­tra­tor Iveta Malina-tabune and Vitebsk FEZ ad­min­is­tra­tion head Sergey Yurke­vich.

Also, an agree­ment has been signed be­tween re­gional de­part­ments of the cham­bers of com­merce and in­dus­try of both coun­tries.

Lat­vian En­vi­ron­ment Pro­tec­tion and Re­gional De­vel­op­ment

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