Certified, Riga (Latvia) Pedagogical School, 1958. Degree in economics, University Latvia, 1982. Department of Public Health, Medical Academy Latvia, Riga, 1995.
Doctor (honorary), Riga Technology University, 2002.
Administrative director, Riga Pedagogical School, 1961-1963; administrative director, Latvian Institute Organic Synthesis, Riga, 1963-1985; managing director experimental plant, Latvian Institute Organic Synthesis, Riga, 1985-1991; managing director, Latvian State Pharmaceutical Company GRINDEX, Riga, 1991-1997; chairman, Council Public Joint Stock Company GRINDEX, since 1997. Board directors Medical Information Center Ltd., Riga.
Chairman board directors Taiho Latvian foundation, Riga, since 1993. Trustee Latvian Culture Foundation, Riga, since 1993. Chairman county against use of alcohol and narcotics at workplace ALNA, Riga, since 1994.
Vice president Employers' Confederation of Latvia, Riga, since 1994. Board directors David Herbert Grindel Medal Award Council, Riga, since 1995. Member Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Latvia (Chairman, Board Of Directors since 1994), Pharmacist Society Latvia (board directors since 1997), Riga Rotary Hanza Club (chairman classification and members committee since 1996).
Married Gaisma Ergle, August 3, 1962 (divorced 1976). 1 child, Una; Married Guna Rapina, September 24, 1976. 1 child, Linda.