Intars Birzins

Intars Birzins Board Member Public Utilities Commission, Latvia

Intars has more than 20 years of experience in state institutions. He worked for the Latvian Competition Authority and has a long lasting practice in applying the Competition Law by investigating market abuses, cartels and mergers.  

He also participated in inspections of the national cases, supported inspections conducted by the European Commission, actively contributed to the development of national inspections procedure and involved in employee’s trainings.  

Starting from 2012, Intars became Director of the Analytical department and was responsible for organizing the infringement investigations under the Competition Law.  

In 2016, he was appointed as the Board Member of the Public Utilities Commission of Latvia. The Commission is multisectoral regulator which regulates telecommunications, post, water, waste disposal and energy markets. Intars has actively participated in development of the regulatory framework of all regulated sectors especially facilitating the well-functioning Latvian electricity and gas markets.  

Competition issues are of his main focus including non-discriminatory access to the telecommunication and energy networks, energy system operators independence requirements and market monitoring.   

Intars has master’s degrees in the Strategic communication and Governance and Business management. 

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    Board Member

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    Public Utilities Commission

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