Advisory Board

RTU RBS Advisory Board

Sanda Liepiņa
Global Lead and Program Manager
International Finance Corporation

Results Driven, resourceful and innovative change manager, Executive Officer and Board Member. Has designed, implemented, and assessed policies and institutional reforms for more than 20 years.

Viesturs Kuļikovskis
Alfa Finance Group, Ltd.

Experienced investor in the financial services industry and real estate sector. Main current investments: Alfa Finance Group - fintech company with HQ in Riga, Latvia. Operating in Europe and South East Asia markets with main operations in Indonesia and Poland.

Voldemārs A. Innus
RTU Riga Business School
Former Vice-President and Chief Information Officer

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Has served as a senior administrative officer for over 40 years. Has extensive experience in budgeting, administrative operations, facilities planning, design, and construction, as well as information technology and strategy.

Daiga Auziņa-Melnalksne
Head of Nasdaq Baltic Exchanges

Experienced financial services executive who has worked in international financial services companie. Has over 20 years of leadership and management experience.

Arnis Ozols
Regional director

Representing global publishers such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Regional director for Httpool Baltics, Finland and Poland. Responsible for managingoperation excellence and sales.

John Tully

Has been working in IT in Latvia since the mid-1990s. He is also the founder of the Genomics Data Network and the Latvian Pediatric Cancer Initiative.

Ilmārs Upenieks
RTU RBS Alumnus
Business consulting and training

Currently active project with the National Health Service on increasing Covid-19 vaccination coverage
Financial risk management, treasury and liquidity management
Implementation of change management
Result oriented, strong team management skills
Special situation company turnaround

Elīna Gaile-Sarkane
Chair of Senate
Dean of Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management
Riga Technical Univeristy


Daina Mazutis
Ph.D., Endowed Professor of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS)
Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada


Paul Tesluk
Dean and Professor
School of Management, University at Buffalo


Kaspars Lukačovs
Head of Retail Lending & Insurance
Luminor Group

Experienced team and business leader in growth management across digital and direct channels in private lending, daily banking and non-life insurance with a proven track record in global and Baltic market leading companies.