James L. Balsillie, member of the AS “Citadele banka” (Citadele) Supervisory Board, has resigned from his duties and is leaving the Citadele Supervisory Board and respective supervisory board committee in August 2023. Balsillie joined the Supervisory Board on 20 April 2015 and was a member of the Audit and Governance Committee.
Johan Akerblom (Johan Åkerblom), Chairman of the Management Board: “We are thankful to Jim for his long-term investment in Citadele. Jim has been with the bank as a Supervisory Board member for 7 years and has been a great support for Citadele in its successful transformation. We wish him continued success going forward.”
Daiga Auzina-Melalksne has been nominated to join AS “Citadele banka” Supervisory Board, subject to receiving respective regulatory approvals. Daiga Auzina-Melalksne is an experienced Board member with 20 years of leadership and management experience in financial services sector. Daiga is Chairperson of the Management Board of Nasdaq Riga (2005- present), Member of the Management Board of Nasdaq Tallinn (2012-present). Daiga has been responsible for Nasdaq Baltic Exchanges strategy and operations since 2012. Daiga also serves as an Elected Member of Board of the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (2016 – present) and as Head of Latvian Corporate Governance Board under the auspices of the Latvian Ministry of Justice (2020 - present) and is an advisory Board Member of Riga Business School (2021 – present). Daiga holds Master of Business Administration degree in Management from the University of Latvia, an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the Riga Business School and a Professional Board members Certificate from the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance.
“We are glad that Daiga has chosen to join our Supervisory Board. She will be a great contribution given her extensive leadership and professional experience” says Johan Akerblom.