|Secretary-General of the European Commission 22|
|Assumed office |
1 August 2019
Acting: 1 August 2019 – 14 January 2020
Ursula von der Leyen
|Preceded by||Martin Selmayr|
|Ambassador of Latvia to the European Union|
23 February 2011 – 6 December 2015
|Preceded by||Normunds Popens|
|Succeeded by||Sanita Pavļuta-Deslandes|
|Born||1971 (age 50–51)|
|Education||University of Latvia|
In August 2019, she became the acting Secretary-General pending the search for a full-time successor to Germany's Martin Selmayr. Following the period as acting, she was appointed Secretary-General on 14 January 2020. She was previously Deputy Secretary-General of the commission for interinstitutional and external relations from 2015 until 2019, since October 2015, and before that had been Permanent Representative of Latvia to the European Union from 2011 to 2015 during its Council Presidency. This was preceded by having been Director General for EU Affairs at the Latvian Foreign Ministry between 2008 and 2011.
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|Preceded by|| Secretary-General of the European Commission |