Andris has worked in the marketing and advertising industry for the last 17 years and since 2005 he is Managing Director and Partner at DDB Latvia, where he leads a team of approximately 50 creatives.
DDB Latvia is among the top 3 agencies in the country, one of the most awarded at national Creativity and Effectiveness festivals, as well as internationally recognized at festivals such as Golden Drum, Golden Hammer and Creative Excellence Awards among others. DDB Latvia is also the first and only agency to win the Euro Effie Gold Award for the country in 2014.
Andris hopes the Berlin School can give him insight into the best approach to leadership. “I want to become a leader, a curator that gathers the best talent, unleashes their potential, and stimulates closer collaboration between strategy, creative and technology experts. I come from a relatively small country and it would make me very proud if an idea born in Latvia would resonate with the world. I can’t make it alone. But if I become a better visionary, motivator, collaborator and leader of my team, everything is possible.”
Andris graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and obtained a Master’s Degree from Latvia University. After his studies, he became a Marketing Director in the food business and later worked as Media Director at Media Bridge Advertising before joining DDB Latvia in 2000.
He is a Member of the Board at the Latvian Art Director’s Club and Latvia’s Advertising Association. He also co-founded MAMMU, a fashion company cooperating with young Latvian mothers in need.