Baiba A. Rubesa is an experienced international manager in a range of business areas: oil and gas, retail, automotive and telecommunications. Leadership, corporate governance, transparency, human rights, stakeholder management, communication and marketing are her domain. She has lived and worked among others in Canada, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan and Norway.
Since October 2015 Rubesa is Chairperson of the Management Board and CEO of RB Rail AS – a joint venture founded by Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to implement the most significant railway infrastructure project in the region: Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica. Prior to that she worked as a consultant and new business developer in her own company, RFactor SIA, and served as a Supervisory Board member for a Latvian bank present in the Baltic region, Citadeles banka. She has also driven a business agenda as the global Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility for Statoil ASA, Government and Public Affairs & HSE director for Statoil in the Caspian region, Managing Director for Latvija Statoil SIA and Marketing Director, Statoil Baltic States.
Rubesa has served as a Supervisory Board member, DNB NORD banka, Chaired the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia, been a Vice President of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia. Currently she serves on the Supervisory Board of the think tank “Providus” and in the foundation Kokneses Fonds to support the development of the Memorial Site “Likteņdārzs”.