In 2004, started his professional career with Baltic International Bank as the Acting Head of Loan Division. Thereafter, he held the position of the Head of the Loan Division. In 2005, he was appointed a member of the Board. Before joining the Bank, he worked in the Latvian banking sector. Mr Kolpakovs holds Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from BA School of Business and Finance (Latvia) and Master of Business Administration from Riga Business School. Proficient in Latvian, Russian and English.