Law degree, Latvian State University, Riga, 1961.
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Latvia, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Latvia since 1991. Head of the Pol Department, Latvian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 1991. Director, Latvian Telegraph Agency, 1990-1991.
Director, Latvian Branch, Press Agency Novosti, 1988-1990. Managing Director, Editor-in-Chief, Jurmala newspaper, Latvia, 1980-1988. Assistant Editor, Liesma magazine, Latvia, 1978-1980.
Reporter, Foreign Service Desk, Latvian Radio, 1966-1970. Investigator, Criminal Investigation Department, Riga, 1961 -66.
Member Latvian Journalists Association (chairman 1988-1991).
Married Benita Schultz, July 7, 1962 (divorced October 1968). Children: Laila, Gints, Ivo. Married Anita Rutka, February 14, 1979.