Airport boss resigns

Armands Jurjevs, board chairman of the Riga International Airport, has submitted a resignation, airport representative Laura Karnīte told LSM Thursday.

Jurjevs, who had previously headed a consulting firm and lead IBM's branch in Latvia, was appointed to the post in October.

He told LSM that he decided to quit due to personal reasons, on his own initiative. His resignation is unrelated to any professional reasons, he said.

The airport council will decide on accepting his resignation, while council member Tālis Linkaits said that there had been no sign of Jurjevs preparing to leave his post at the council meeting held just Wednesday.

In 2008 Jurjevs entered a competition to become the head of Latvian Television and entered a different competition to become head for Latvian Radio in 2009, failing both times.

His name has surfaced in the so-called Panama papers as a shareholder of the Kingsrose Books Corporation. 

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