In November 5th, the Latvian government approved the transfer of the Deputy Director of the Rural Support Service (RSS), Girts Krumins, to the position of the RSS director from November 7th, 2019.
Minister of Agriculture Kaspars Gerhards justifies this choice: “The primary is to ensure the continuity of the RSS work, as our Rural Support Service, as a farmer money management authority, is one of the best in the European Union. Girts Krumins has proven his ability to lead this complex and responsible institution. Precise and targeted management of European and national budget money, using the latest technologies, is the right way started and must be continued.
Girts Krumins has been working at the RSS since 2002. He has worked in the EU Direct Payment Department, was also its director, and since 2007 – the deputy director of the RSS. Girts Krumins has more than 10 year experience in leading a large team, and has good organizational and team management skills. He is interested in management of changes and supports innovations in the RSS.
Under the guidance of Girts Krumins, RSS in 2017 received the world-class award “WSIS Prize 2017” for the RSS Electronic Application System, which was approved as the world’s best IT tool for farmers. Also in 2015, the RSS received the 2nd place at the contest “2015 United Nations Public Service Award” for the Electronic Application System, in the category “Promoting Access to Public Services in the Information Age”.
Information source: Ministry of Agriculture