Meet our team

Our team fuses the talents of urban and social planners, geographers, landscape architects,
culture work and much more in order to deliver sophisticated development frameworks,
masterplans and remodelling and regeneration strategies.

Kristaps Kaugurs CV

EDUCATION

[2009 -2011] MSc Urban and Regional Planning at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden The degree includes additional courses from: Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden; Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands. ~Thesis consultant N.Balgalis, ~Academic supervisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

[2008 - unfinished] MSc Public Relations at School of Business Administration Turiba, Riga, Latvia (studies are currently on hold until 2nd half of 2014)

[2003 - 2007] BBA Business Administration at Banking Institution of Higher Education, Riga, Latvia

 

EXPERIENCE

[May 2012 - ongoing] Socio-political lobby & Patients’ rights advocacy campaign coordinator at Hepatitis C NGO

A socio-political lobby and & patients’ rights advocacy campaign aiming to change the national legislation governing the state compensation of medical costs of Hepatitis C. We aim for 100% coverage of the treatment as the current situation sets the patients monthly costs well over the national minimum salary and causes people to emigrate to the rest of the Europe where the HCV treatment is fully covered by the state. It's the 2nd occasion in the history of Latvia when electronic voting has been used and the 1st precedent where public initiative has been voted for using a combination of both web and the physical signatures. The government budget amendment has been prepared for 90% coverage of the HCV treatment and handed in for the inclusion in 2014 national budget. The full coverage for kids has been achieved. ~Director O.Mengote

[May 2012 - Oct 2013] Account Executive at IDEA GROUP former Euro RSCG PR

Strategic and tactical project development and implementation, creation of creative concept, market research, project financial planning and reporting, media planning, public relations, and consultation. My favourite projects and customers: Jacobs Krönung /Kraft Foods Lietuva/, Hepatitis C socio-political lobby campaign /IDEA GROUP & Hepatīta biedrība/, Erasmus 25th anniversary /The State Education Development Agency /, Skolotāju dienas adrenalīns /E Grupa/, Communications, media, and market research /Tapflo/, multiple social campaigns /Riga Municipality/ etc. ~Director D.Reke, ~CEO G.Ozolins

 

[Feb 2012 - May 2012] Minister's advisor at Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Minister's bureau

Comitee of Latgale regional development plan at Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development. ~VARAM Head of minister’s bureau K.Pelsa

[Jun 2007 - Sep 2009] Senior marketing officer at AD Baltic

Adaptation of corporate guidelines for the national communications and marketing effort. Administration of the national marketing strategies and plans; follow-up evaluation and reporting to the corporate marketing team and the board of CEO’s. Project management: maintenance and coordination of websites, e-commerce, and other media; sales promotion campaigns, customer loyalty schemes, unified product/service branding; marketing for new branches, company’s public image, and merchandising. ~Head of wholesale department A.Borins

[Jan 2007 - Apr 2007] Junior PR consultant (internship) at Saatchi & Saatchi Business Communications

~Senior PR consultant P.Finocchiaro

[Aug 2005 - Jun 2007] Assistant head of wholesale department at AD Baltic

Support of the daily operations of running the national wholesales department: monitoring the sales force; drafting managerial reports; variety of business calculations; personal assistance to the head of the department.

[Sep 2004 - Jun 2005] Project manager at 321

Media project management, computer design, and programming. ~Director G.Kaminskis

[Sep 2000 - Aug 2003] Technical drawer at Liepaja Special Economic Zone

~Territory planner I.Ansone

[Jun 1999 - Aug 2000] Technical drawing at Joint building-board of Liepaja region

~Head architect J.Grundbergs

SKILLS & LANGUAGES

Organizations & Professional affiliations A member of Urban and Regional planners association of Latvia; A member of Urban Institute Riga

Languages English – expert, Russian – intermediate, Latvian– native, German – early beginner

Skills Class B driver’s license (EU)

Computer skills Expert working knowledge: Corel DRAW Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, Lotus, SAP, HTML, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, ActionScript, JavaScript, Android SDK, etc.

Interests Parliamentary student debates, audio-books, philosophy, photographing common people in everyday situations, photo editing, computer graphics, snowboarding, and swimming, a bit of trial-cycling, and spending evenings with friends

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Projektu Nr. 4.3-24/NFI/INP-002 "Latvijas plānošanas reģionu un vietējo pašvaldību teritoriālās attīstības plānošanas kapacitātes palielināšana un attīstības plānošanas dokumentu izstrādāšana"līdzfinansē Norvēģijas finanšu instruments