Vaira Vike Freiberga                                                                    Dr. Kerim Aliriza

                                       President of Organization                                                Chairman of the Board of Directors & Chief Executive


Vaira Vike Freiberga

Vaira Vike-Freiberga (born 1 December 1937) was the sixth President of Latvia and the first female President of Latvia. She was elected President of Latvia in 1999 and re-elected in 2003.

Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga is a professor and interdisciplinary scholar having published eleven books and numerous articles, essays and book chapters in addition to her extensive speaking engagements. As President of the Republic of Latvia 1999–2007, she was instrumental in achieving membership in the European Union and NATO for her country. She is active in international politics, was named Special Envoy to the Secretary General on United Nations reform and was official candidate for UN Secretary General in 2006.

She remains active in the international arena and continues to speak in defense of liberty, equality and social justice, and for the need of Europe to acknowledge the whole of its history. She is a well-known pro-european, as such, in December 2007 she was named vice-chair of the Reflection group on the long term future of the European Union. She is also known for her work in psycholinguistics, semiotics and analysis of the oral literature of her native country.


Dr. Kerim Aliriza

Dr.Kerim ALIRIZA was born in Nakhchivan AR, the Republic of Azerbaijan. He graduated from Leningrad Financial-Economy Institute named after N.A.Vosnesenski and Azerbaijan State Economic University (Control and Analyze of Agricultural Activity Specialization).

Dr.Kerim Aliriza’ya work experience covers the scopes of: 1997-2007 years:

  • Customs for more than 10 years at different positions
  • At “Karvan-K” Agro Complex Company in the position of Vice-chairman; as an Economical adviser for “Karvan-K” Complex Company
  • As a Teacher at “Organization of Customs Affairs” chair, Azerbaijan State Economics University.

A dissertator (correspondence candidate) at Azerbaijan State Economic University; made researches on “Regulation of Azerbaijan Economic Relations Customs Rate” subject. He has defended scientific researches on “International Economic Relations” and he is the author of 9 scientific works on this subject. In 2008 he was granted with “candidate of economic sciences” academic degree by the Superior Attestation Committee, Azerbaijan Republic President. In 2010 Dr.Kerim Aliriza was appointed as the President of Central Office for the EU Integration, Turkey, by the European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry EEIG.

In November, 2012, Dr.Kerim Aliriza was appointed as the Speaker of the Board of Directors and Chief Coordinating Officer by the Board of Directors of European Economic Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Industry, EEIG.

In 28th of September 2013, Dr. Kerim Aliriza was selected by members of the Board as the successor Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive after Prof. Dr. Heinz Helmut Vejpustek. Dr. Kerim Aliriza started working under his new title beginning from February 20, 2014 when the aforesaid decision was published in the Official Gazette of the Kingdom of Belgium. 


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