Ivars Ķirsons
  • ZGI Capital, Founding Partner, Member of the Management Board (since inception). Supervisory board member in 9 portfolio companies. 11+ years experience in VC & PE fund management.

  • Previous: Optimus Fondi, Founder and Chairman of the Board The company was successfully exited via trade sale to SEB bank and currently is known as SEB Investment Management, one of the leading asset managers in the Baltics.

  • Previous: Latvijas Unibanka, Co-founder, First Vice President and CFO. Directly managed IPO of the bank – both locally and internationally via GDR programme with listing on London Stock Exchange. Later participated in attraction of a strategic investor (currently the bank is part of SEB group – SEB Latvia).

  • Other: Founder and/or investor of numerous business ventures in Latvia with particular experience in finance. Former Chairman of Riga Stock Exchange, Vice-president of Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of Association of Asset Management Companies.

  • Holds MBA from Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia