The Turquoise team comprises experts in finance and technology. Senior team members have worked together for many years at Turquoise and previously.
Born and educated in the UK Janis spent the earlier part of his career (1977 – 1988) as a design engineer in large systems development for high-tech projects, in UK and Germany.
From 1989 until 2019 he was an official of the European Commission in Brussels, where he held responsibilities in research, telecommunications and IT policy, energy, maritime, aviation policy, Industry 4.0, developing Invest EU and EU enlargement.
During periods of leave from the European Commission, Janis held posts as Adviser to the President of Latvia (2003-2007), Adviser to Ministers of Economy and Environment (2010-2011), Head of Energy at the Council of Baltic Sea States (2003-2006) and Senior Adviser at Turquoise (2010-2012).