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Former board member of Latvian Television nominated for director general of State Revenue Service

RIGA - Maris Skujins, a former board member of Latvian Television (LTV) has been selected in a tender as the best candidate for the State Revenue Service’s director general, Janis Citskovskis, director of the State Chancellery, told journalists today.

The candidate chosen by the tender’s commission will be recommended to Finance Ministry Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) who will then decide on proposing his candidacy to the Cabinet of Ministers. Reizniece-Ozola will meet with Skujins already next Monday, June 4.

If Skujins gains the necessary support in the government he will be appointed as the Revenue Service’s new head for a five-year period.

Skujins said at the news conference that he has been working in the financial sphere for two decades already.

Skujins does not work at the moment, but last year he worked on a “particular project” at a bank in Azerbaijan.

Before that, Skujins was an LTV board member in charge of the public broadcaster’s finances. His previous jobs have been at Baltcom TV and Energo Capital.

According to information available at LinkedIn, Skujins has graduated from the University of Latvia in 1994 and studied at the University of Zurich in 1995 and 1996. In 2008 he received an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga).

As reported, the Revenue Service's previous director general Ilze Cirule suddenly passed away on March 10.

On March 13, the government approved Revenue Service's deputy head Dace Peleka as the acting director general of the service.

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