Executive team

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Indra Aboltina
Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board

Indra Aboltina, MD, PhD, has more than 20 years of medical experience  in various fields (internal diseases / nephrology / preventive medicine), as well as scientific and academic experience gained at Riga Medical Institute and Medical Academy of Latvia.

Indra joined Dokumeds in 1995 as a CRA, rose to the role of Medical Monitor and Project Manager. Indra now serves as Chief Executive Officer since 2008. In addition to being CEO of the company, Indra is also responsible for business development and outsourcing on a corporate level.

Jana Peterson
Compliance Officer, Member of the Board

Jana Peterson, MD, worked as Medical Advisor and Head of the Medical Services Bureau at the Estonian Health Insurance Fund before joining Dokumeds in 2001. Jana has 15 years of experience in clinical research, as well as 10 years of academic experience. At Dokumeds she rose from the position of CRA to Project Manager; she has been contributing to the development of the company in capacity of Quality Manager, and thereafter, leading Clinical Operations in 2012-2015. Currently Jana is a member of Quality and Compliance group responsible for the clinical quality system.

Janis Skards
Chief Medical Officer, Member of the Board

Janis Skards, MD, PhD, has more than 20 years of clinical experience (internal diseases / cardiology / rheumatology), as well as scientific and academic experience gained at Riga Medical Institute, and the Medical Academy of Latvia. Janis has been involved in clinical research since 1996. He is trained in clinical pharmacology, and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 2001.

Janis joined Dokumeds in 2006. Currently, he is responsible for medical, regulatory and pharmacovigilance activities on a corporate level, as well as the strategic business planning.

Alda Holsta
Associate Director Clinical Operations

Alda Holsta, MD, has over 30 years of experience as Medical Doctor and 10 years’ teaching experience at the Medical Academy of Latvia. Alda has been at Dokumeds since 1995.  She has been in the clinical research field for over 20 years working as a Principal Investigator, CRA and Project Manager. Alda has a wide range of therapeutic experience that includes pulmonology, gastroenterology, oncology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, vaccines, internal medicine/infectious diseases, cardiology and metabolic disorders. She currently holds the position of Associate DCO and is responsible for CO quality assurance and CO training management on a corporate level. 

Maris Veldre
Director Clinical Operations

Maris Veldre has more than 15 years’ experience in Clinical Research, with extensive experience in both the CRO world, and in Pharma/Biotech sponsor companies. Having started his Clinical Research career in 1999, he has developed within the industry, including more than 10 years in Global Clinical Project Management in Latvia, USA, Germany and Austria. Prior to joining Dokumeds in 2015, Maris held a Strategic Global Clinical Sourcing and Procurement Role for a global Biotech. Maris’ focus is on the relationship and needs of the sponsor, through high quality management of Clinical Projects.