Eriks Eglitis is State Secretary at the Ministry of Economy. He has a been managing Microsoft Latvia for five years. In recent years, he has also worked on the Construction Industry Information System development at the Construction State Control Office Bureau, as well as being an ICT management consultant, member of technology start-ups and providing business development consulting for start-ups. He is an active public figure in the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia as well as the Knowledge Economy Council of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has significant experience in representing business and investment environment interests in national and international institutions, managerial skills and practical work experience in implementing organizational process development and strategic goals.