Graduated from Civil Aviation University of Riga, Latvia in 1992. Started financial career in 1995 by joining a bank as a software engineer working primary in SWIFT domain. Worked as SWIFT Admin on IBM MERVA delivering the first in Latvia API based integration with SWIFT C.B.T. Performed different IT roles in Latvia's banking sector eventually becoming CIO in 1998. In 2003 joined INTERPOL as a development analyst. Joined SWIFT in 2008 as a senior technical pre-sales. Integration Product Manager of SWIFT integration portfolio since 2011 responsible for Alliance Integration Platform and SWIFT Integration Layer products. As of 2017 perform the role of API Product Manager at SWIFT. Involved in positioning and marketing SWIFT APIs as OpenAPI based on ISO 20022 data model.