Aiga Arste-Avotina
Aiga Arste-Avotina
Managing Partner, Latvia & Estonia

Executive Search
Leadership Advisory
Board Services


Energy & Infrastructure
Government & Public Sector
Private Equity
Financial Services
Consumer & Retail


General Management
Government & Public Sector
Supply Chain

Aiga has been working in executive search since 1996, when she joined Amrop in Latvia as the first local representative. She is Managing Partner of Amrop Estonia and Amrop Latvia, and a Partner in Amrop Ukraine.

Aiga has developed the company to become the biggest player in the market in senior level recruitment. Since 1999, when she was appointed as Partner, she has been leading executive search assignments in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in a range of sectors, including Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Retail, IT & Telecommunications, Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Government & Public sector and other industries and completed over 500 executive search projects for the leading international and local companies. Many of these assignments have been regional searches, covering all three Baltic markets. She also has been leading management audit assignments in the Baltics and Nordics.

Aiga graduated from University of Latvia with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and with MBA from Riga Business School. She has also studied Executive Development Business Programs at International Institute of Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland and the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance.

Aiga has been listed in Forbes magazine's rating of Latvia's most successful businesswomen.

Aiga is Chairman of the Nomination Committee of Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (BICG), non-profit, non-governmental association that engages businesses and political leaders in encouraging best corporate governance practices in the Baltic region.

She speaks Latvian, English and Russian.