Ainārs Šlesers (born 22 January 1970, Riga) is a Latvian businessman and politician. He was the leader of the LPP/LC and was a Deputy of the 7th (from the New Party), 8th, 9th and 10th Saeima (Latvian Parliament), as well as the Minister of Economics in the cabinet of Vilis Krištopans (1998-1999), Deputy Prime Minister in the cabinet of Einars Repse and Indulis Emsis (2002-2004), Minister of Transport in the cabinet of Indulis Emsis, Aigars Kalvitis and Ivars Godmanis (2004-2009) and vice mayor of Riga in 2009-2010. He is married and has five children.
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