Mr. Melnudris is managing director of the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA) since October, 2008. He is experienced also in the co-ordination of EU funded projects (IST4Balt, Star-Net, Carer+, PaaSport), e-skills projects (ESF EQUAL project), and a number of research projects at LIKTA. He holds the degree of Information technologies engineer (1997) from Riga Technical University, and a Project management diploma from Straight Forward Training, UK.

Latvian Information and communications technology association was founded in 1998 and it unites leading industry companies and organizations, as well as ICT professionals – more than 160 members in total. The goal of LIKTA is to foster growth of ICT sector in Latvia by promoting the development of information society and ICT education thus increasing the competitiveness of Latvia on a global scale. The association provides professional opinion to government institutions on legislation and other issues related to the industry, while also maintaining close relationships with other Latvian NGOs and international ICT associations.

Andris Melnūdris, LIKTA - Latvia