Jānis Vanags

Emergency situation expert

12:00 - 12:30

Samsung Knox Stage


  • Resilience - How to Prepare my Organisation for Future Trends, Crises and Global Challenges


Jānis Vanags has over 15 years of experience in senior management/board positions in aviation, service, retail and health-care industries. In the past eight years, Mr Vanags has additionally worked as a consultant and trainer on corporate affairs and emergency management for major international organizations and companies in Europe, Asia and Africa. He is a sought-after speaker and lecturer at universities and conferences globally from Madrid to Singapore. He was a key leadership team member through multiple “restarts” and existential crises at airBaltic, designed and implemented Emergency Response Organisations (ERO) at bigest Latvian pharmaceutical medicines manufacturer (part of the largest private primary health-care group in Latvia, 2022) and Maxima retail chain (largest retailer in the Baltic region, 2018); he currently liaises with NATO and national defence bodies on emergency response and building resilience (strategic reserves; business and military synergies for resilience; hybrid/greyzone threats). Mr Vanags is also an IATA Instructor (Montreal/Geneva) consulting and training airline, airport and other industry professionals globally since 2013