Mission | Vision | Values
The Board
 

About Us

With over twenty years’ experience in Latvia, BritCham fosters and advances opportunities in the business environment as well as supporting trade and investment between Latvia and Great Britain.

The British Ambassador is the Honorary Chairman of BritCham, representing close affiliation with British external affairs.

BritCham is a member of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE). As a founding member of the Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia (FICIL), BritCham provides members with valuable opportunities to broaden the scope of networking and cooperation potential with international reach.

Gathering industry-wide businesses that supply valuable support for the community, BritCham encourages its members to become a part of the Latvian-British network.

View BritCham Leaflet here.

 

Mission

  • To promote trade, investment and other ties between Latvia and Great Britain.
  • To provide a platform of knowledgeable and influential business and social contacts.
  • To enable direct access to business and governmental stakeholders.
  • To stimulate development of the business climate in Latvia.
  • To consult on issues within the business environment.

 

Vision

To stand as the Chamber of Commerce of choice.

To facilitate cooperation and ease open the gateway to the Latvian-British business environment.

 

Values

The work of BritCham is based on the values of engagement, openness and collaboration with trust and confidence in the reflection of these values among members and stakeholders.

 

Engagement

In line with a constantly evolving business environment within Latvia and Great Britain, BritCham is proactive in its engagement with the global community, whilst aiming to enhance the investment climate in Latvia and represent the interests of its members.

BritCham is widely recognized among other national chambers of commerce, business associations and government entities for its notable contribution within the FICIL and COBCOE networks.

Charitable support also features prominently within BritCham’s ongoing agenda of hands-on activities. An active contributor to charitable projects from its very beginnings, BritCham additionally established its own Charity Fund in 2015.

 

Openness

BritCham warmly welcomes each prospective member to step over the threshold and foster expansion of a mutually beneficial environment plus development of long-term relations. Drawing upon its resources, BritCham offers a knowledgeable network with recognized competence born of experience in interest-representation. In turn, BritCham provides a platform for presenting members’ own business needs and narratives.

In line with a continuous members’ discount programme, BritCham offers several membership categories with valuable benefit packages suited to the needs of specific businesses.

 

Collaboration

With investment and collaboration potential between Latvia and Great Britain yet to be fully unlocked, BritCham’s objective is to assist members in shaping investment and facilitating trading connections for Latvian-British cooperation.

The belief that our members represent the core values of the BritCham community drives our aim to foster the value of each member by offering a set of diverse tools for business exposure and promotional opportunities through our publications, directories and listings.

 

The Board

The Board consists of eight elected Board Members, one ex-officio Board Member (who is nominated by the British Ambassador) and the Executive Director who is also ex-officio.  Every year elections for Board vacancies are held at the Annual General Meeting.

H.M. British Ambassador is the Honorary Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Latvia. For day-to-day Board activities H.M. Ambassador nominates British Embassy representative.

HMA Keith Shannon
Keith Shannon

Honorary Chairman of the Board​

British Ambassador to Latvia

British Embassy
5 J.Alunana Street, Riga,
LV-1010

(371) 67774700

britishembassy.riga@fco.gov.uk

 

Cameron G. Greaves
Cameron G. Greaves

Chairman of the Board

Member of the Board
VCG SIA
9/15 Strelnieku Street, Riga
LV-1010

(371) 6728 8117

cameron@vcg.lv

 

Ivi Anna Buce
Ivi Anna Buce

Executive Director
Member of the Board​

British Chamber of Commerce
5 J.Alunana Street, Riga,
LV-1010

(371) 25 45 6000

ivi.buce@britcham.lv

 

Oliver Bramwell
Oliver Bramwell

Member of the Board

Chairman of the Management Board
Norvik Banka
21 E.Birznieka-Upisa Street, Riga,
LV-1011

(371) 67091926

oliver.bramwell@norvik.eu

Ieva Broka
Ieva Broka

Member of the Board

Lawyer/Partner
Ieva Broka & partners
Dzirnavu iela 73-2, Riga,
LV-1011

(371) 67217013

broka@latlaw.lv

Callaway David
David Callaway

Member of the Board

Deputy Director
International School of Latvia
Meistaru iela 2, Piņķi, Babītes pag.
Babītes novads, LV-2107

(371) 67755146

dcallaway@isl.edu.lv

 

Seymour Ferreira
Seymour Paul Ferreira

Member of the Board

Chairman and CEO
Amber Beverage Group & RBU
A. Čaka 160, Riga
LV-1012

seymour.ferreira@amberbev.com

 

Robert Kirkup
Robert Kirkup

Member of the Board

Chairman of the Management Board
JSC Ventspils Nafta
1 Elizabetes street, Riga
LV-1010

(371) 67020105

rmk@vngroup.lv

 

Ilandra Lejina
Ilandra Lejina

Member of the Board

Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers
19 K.Valdemara Street, Riga
LV-1010

(371) 67094400

ilandra.lejina@lv.pwc.com

 

Maris Vainovskis
Māris Vainovskis

Member of the Board

Senior Partner
Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns
20A Lacplesa iela, Riga,
LV-1011

(371) 67280102

Maris.Vainovskis@eversheds-sutherland.lv

 

Sanita Vetra
Sanita Vētra

Member of the Board

Head of Trade Department
Department for International Trade, British Embassy
5 J.Alunana Street, Riga,
LV-1010

(371) 67774711

Sanita.Vetra@mobile.trade.gov.uk