Letter to Members by the Newly Elected NCCL Chairman

08 May 2020

Read the letter by the newly elected NCCL Chairman Matīss Kukainis, Founding Partner of Spīgulis & Kukainis Law Firm to NCCL members. 


Dear Members,

On Thursday, 23 April 2020, due to the COVID crisis, NCCL held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) online for the first time, using the ZOOM platform. We had more than 50 members present, and we thank all members who attended the first ever NCCL online AGM! During the AGM, we had a short overview of our very successful 2019 year, and we elected four members to the NCCL Board.

Thus, I would like to congratulate re-elected board members Antra Zālīte (Visma Enterprise) and Harolds Bulmanis (SunCrisp), as well as newly elected Board Members Mr. Frode Aasheim (Kaizen institute) and Mr. Didzis Klavins (Tilde). More information about our board:

I would also like to say a big THANK YOU to our past president Alf Erik Lundgren, for his leadership over the years as the Chairman of the Board, as well as to NCCL Director Ilze Garoza, for ensuring a smooth and successful 2019.

On Tuesday, 5 March 2020, we held our first Board meeting with the new board, during which I, Matiss Kukainis, was elected the Chairman of the Board of NCCL, and Frode Aasheim the Vice Chairman. On behalf of Frode and myself, I want to thank the board for their vote of confidence, and trusting both of us to fill these important roles.

Regarding 2020 activities and the COVID Crises

For the first part of 2020, as you all know, due to social distancing requirements, NCCL will be organizing more online events. While we try to come up with a formula that brings the most value and benefit to our members, we thank you in advance for your patience.

In the coming months, we will try to organize events to help our members become acclimated to these changing times, as we all transition more of our work and social life online.

Some events that we plan to organize will focus on cybersecurity, which has only become more important, as everything moves online, as well as a seminar or practical tips for every business person, how they can efficiently work online, and what online resources are already available to businesses.

Our already scheduled events can be seen here: Please sign up and join us!

In the upcoming weeks the Board will send you a more detailed overview of future events, but for now, I just wanted to send you a short message, informing you of the new NCCL Board, and to let you know, that the NCCL Board is working hard to find the right formula to thrive in this new "social distancing" environment.

As always, if you have any recommendations regarding events or speakers, or any questions or comments, please feel free to contact any Board Member, or our Director Ilze Garoza ( at any time.

Matiss Kukainis
Zverinats advokats / Attorney at Law


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