Valdis Dombrovskis earned a professional master’s degree in tax and customs administration from the Institute of International Economic Relations of the Faculty of Economics for Engineers, Riga Technical University, The experimental part of his master’s thesis he completed at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Mainz, Germany, whereas earlier he had received a bachelor’s degree in economics at Riga Technical University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of Latvia.

Currently V. Dombrovskis is Executive Vice-president of the European Commission for an Economy that Works for People in the European Commission and in this capacity he is also in charge of financial stability, financial services and the EU Capital Markets Union. Previously he had held the post of the Prime Minister of Latvia three times, which was the longest term served as a PM in the history of Latvia.

Prior to becoming Executive Vice-president of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis for the second time in 2014 was elected member of the European Parliament (for the first time – in 2004–2009) and Head of the Latvian Delegation to the European Peoples Party.

He has been Member of Saeima (the Latvian Parliament) (2004.03–2004.06 and 2014.01–2014.06) and Minister of Finance (2002–2004).

Prior to entering politics, V. Dombrovskis worked as a chief economist at the Bank of Latvia (1998–2002).

In 2014, Valdis Dombrovskis was appointed the Grand Officer of the Order of the Three Stars for meritorious service to Latvia, significant personal contribution in ensuring greater geopolitical, economic and monetary security of the country and increasing its political influence in the European Union.  

In 2018, V. Dombrovskis was made the Honorary Member of the University of Latvia for his support of the development of higher education of Latvia and elaboration of scientific and innovation strategies.


In 2018, V. Dombrovskis donated EUR 1 500, awarding 3 one-time Valdis Dombrovskis’ Excellence scholarships to the students of the science studies at the bachelor’s level – Karīna Ješkina, Ksenija Korotkaja and Rihards Ruska.

We greatly appreciate the generous support to education and development!