Management Board

BalticPictures11-GOG_0383 Director 
Dr. chem. Osvalds Pugovičs
Graduated Faculty of Chemistry of the Latvian University in 1986. PhD in organic chemistry from the Latvian University in 1998. Employee of the IOS since 1986. Corresponding member of Latvian Academy of Sciences. Has been awarded D. H. Grindelis and S. Hiller medals.
BalticPictures-45 Deputy Director of Administration, Finance and Law
Dace Kārkle
She has graduated Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (economics and business administration). To gain additional knowledge in finance and law related to finance, she completed Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme as well as Masters Law and Finance programme of Riga Graduate School of Law. Dace is working at the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (IOS) since 2004. Before 2004 she was employed by Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA. During the period of 2010 – 2012 while working at IOS she was a supervisory board member and the deputy of the head of the supervisory board at Pharma and Chemistry Competence Centre of Latvia, Ltd. Since 2015 she is Management Committee board member of EU COST action BestPrac.
BalticPictures-12 Deputy Director for Science
Dr. chem. Aigars Jirgensons
Employee of IOS since 1991. PhD in chemistry from Latvian University in 2000. Postdoctoral studies at University of Perugia, Italy group of prof. R. Pellicciari in 2002. Principal scientist of LIOS since 2004. Head of Organic synthesis methodology group since 2006. In 2011, appointed as an associate professor at Riga Technical University. In 2013, elected as Corresponding Member of Latvian Academy of Sciences.