Elvijs Avenitis is an energy markets practitioner with 8 years of experience in trading and portfolio management. He is currently working for Latvenergo as the head of quantitative analytics department, where he focuses on incorporating machine learning models in forecasting market related matters. Before joining Latvenergo, he had worked in fixed income asset management and sell-side interest rate trading. He is a graduate of Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and he is currently obtaining a PhD in Mathematical Statistics from University of Latvia, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics. He is also a CFA Level III candidate.