Ieva Azanda

Ph.D.cand., Riga Stradins University
LL.M (Finance), Institute for
Law and Finance, J. W. Goethe
University Frankfurt am Main

Business Law

Ieva Azanda is practicing law in the law firm SORAINEN specializing in competition law, EU and regulatory law, corporate and finance law, as well as M&A transactions. Her earlier professional experience also include working for European Central Bank Legal services. Having received Master’s degree in law, she continues to pursue Ph.D degree in the Riga Stradins University.


Kārlis Jānis Ātrens

B.Sc. Australian National University,
MBA Riga Business School

STEM Communication

Corporate Governance

The Firm

Project and Operations Management

Thesis supervision

Kārlis Jānis Ātrens has been working as an IT professional since 1983. In Australia until 2002, he worked in a large federal government department in various programmer and system development roles located in Canberra. Then in Sydney at Australia's largest internet service provider company Telstra in roles associated with corporate IT infrastructure build, internet operations, and IT management. Upon locating to Latvia in 2003, he has worked for 17 years in an IT managerial role for the Kesko corporation (from Finland) in the Kesko Agro and Konekesko Baltic subsidiaries. During 2012-2015 he completed his professional MBA degree at the Rīga Business School. Since then, he has been active in lecturing in the BBA course. His other responsibilities include serving as Chair of the board of Transparency International (Delna) in Latvia and Board member at Lettonia (Student Fraternity). In the Fall of 2021, he had the privilege of studying at the University at Buffalo, NY..


Justin Wesley Bancroft

IMD Business School
M.Ed., Northern Arizona University

Corporate Governance

Accounting & Finance

Justin Wesley Bancroft is a member of Lattelecom Supervisory Council since 25 January 2013. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor, and a former partner with Deloitte, an international “Big-4” professional services firm.  From 2012, he has been an independent consultant in the areas of finance and corporate governance, and a guest lecturer or adjunct faculty at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and Riga Business School.


Chiaki Bems

Ph.D. SUNY, Buffalo


US History

The Firm

Chiaki Bems is lecturer in American history and literature. Her research interests include the twentieth-century American poetry, the visual arts, and comparative literature.


Jānis Bergs

RTU Riga Business School

Entrepreneurial Manager

Jānis Bergs has been working in IT industry since 1993. Over this time period he founded, headed and further developed company Fortech that grew into Pan-Baltic IT corporation Microlink with more than 600 employees and 20 companies. Having sucessfully sold these companies to consortium Baltic Telecoms. Janis Bergs is now the major shareholder and chairman of the Board in the company FMS Ltd. that develops and implements management information software. His other responsibilities include being Board member of LIKTA (Latvian Association of Information and Communication Technologies) and Chairman of Board of Latvian IT Cluster.


Ingrīda Blūma

MSc., Stockholm University

Human Resource Management

Ingrīda Blūma’s work experience is mainly related to the banking sector, where she worked for almost 20 years. Working at Hansabanka in the capacity of the Executive Vice President of a company gave a unique business experience in the banking industry and corporate business environment. Under her leadership Hansabanka grew to to become the biggest bank of Latvia. Ingrīda Blūma believes that the formation of a good management team the main and the most important task of a good manager.
Her other responsibilities include member of the company PureFood and RBS. Her additional training includes INSEAD Advanced Management Program and Strategic management and leadership training course at EBRD. Ingrīda Blūma also serves on the Advisory Council of RBS.


Juris Blūms 

PhD in Physics, University of Latvia


Juris Blums is accotiative professor in physics at Riga Technical University and the vice director in learning of Technical Physics Institute. Scientific interests: investigation of laser induced creation of electrically active centres in silicon and germanium as well as the heterogeneous precipitation of oxygen at such centres; the ultrafast X-ray spectrometry of melting dynamics of semiconductors under action of laser radiation; modification of solids with laser radiation, characterisation of thin films on textile substrates by laser radiation, creation of human motion energy harvesters and its integration into apparel, ambient motion energy harvesting by electrodinamical and electrostatical harvesters, elaboration of physics study materials for distance learning and teaching. Visiting professor at Oulu Technological University, Finland,11.2005 and at University of Applied Sciences Berlin (Germany), 05.2012. Author of more than 25 scientific papers, 5 Latvian Patents.


Katrīna Brimerberga

BA Stocholm School of Economics in Riga
MBA Riga Business School
Marketing Management

Katrīna has spent her working career of 10 years in FMCG industry. She has developed her career in Rimi, leading food retail chain in Baltics, currently her position is category support manager.


Ronalds Cinks

PhD cand. in Social and Organizational Psychology, University of Latvia.
MA in Social and Organizational Psychology, University of Latvia


Currently working as an organizational psychologist in Intellego (Center of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and as a researcher in State probation services of Latvia.


Randev Dias

Computer Lab Access

Randev Dias is an internationally experienced Business Professional specializing in IT, Project Management, and Organization Strategy. With over 10 years field expertise, Randev focuses on how to effectively apply theoretical concepts in a business setting, thereby defining strategies for IT innovation and business growth. In academics, Randev focuses on engaging the audience by analyzing real-time case studies and examining the underlying concepts, thereby making the courses applicable and relevant. Through facilitating active discussions and group work, the objective is to ensure that students understand the core concepts and their applications in the Business/ IT. In addition, Randev is an author of the book "Outstanding Outsourcing" which describes emerging trends and strategies in business process outsourcing.


Andrejs Dzedons

Dr.Sc., Latvian
Academy of Sciences 
MBA, University
at Buffalo, State
University of New York

Strategic Management

Andrejs Dzedons is an Associate Professor at Riga Business School. He has spent 12 years teaching strategic management and operations in the Riga Business School MBA program and has regularly trained and consulted many regional businesses. He holds PhD degree from Latvian Academy of Sciences in power electronics and MBA from State University of NewYork at Buffalo.His research interests include company operations , strategy and distinctive competencies of the companies. Andrejs Dzedons also serves on the RBS Council.



Inese Eglīte

MBA, RTU Riga Business School

Marketing Management
Marketing Research

Power and Influence in Organizations

Inese Eglīte  has more than 25 years experience in business management and 7 years of experience in the leadership of Latvian National opera and ballet. She has gained practical experience in service and FMCG companies working both in Latvia, Baltics and internationally. During the course of the career being responsible for sustainable long-term strategy development, product portfolio management, marketing strategy and innovation. Since 2001 she is teaching in Riga Business school and from 2008-2010 was MBA Academic director.


Daiga Ērgle

RTU Riga Business School

Human Resource Management

Leadership Development Practicum

Daiga Ērgle is Chief People Officer at 4Finance global group. Before joining 4Finance in December 2018, she was Vice President Human Resources at airBaltic for almost 8 years.  Earlier in her carreer, Daiga was heading Executive Search branch of Fontes Group - Aims International (member of a global network). Her prior Human Resource management experience comes from several international companies, including Siemens, Stockmann and Gutta. Her fields of expertise cover General Human Resource management, Executive Search, Assessment & Development. She has HRM consulting, as well as Training background. Some of her professional social roles include active HR Club membership since 1999 and chairing of FICIL’s Labor Committee for the 3 year period from 2007 till 2010 and chairing the Board of Latvian Aviation Association in 2016 and 2017. In parallel to her daily work, she teaches HRM & Leadership for MBA and Executive MBA students at Riga Business School since 2008, as well as occasionally speaks at local and international events on various people management and leadership topics. Within her PhD research, she focuses on Employee Engagement and Gamification in HR. Daiga passionately believes in enormous personal and organizational benefits of people being engaged with the work they do, as well as in everyone’s ability to be in charge of their work and life happiness.


Anita Gaile,


Human Resources Management

Career Coaching

People management practionnaire and theoretician.

Has more than ten years of practical experience working as HR Manager for JSC “Air Baltic Corporation”, British Embassy (Baltic-Nordic Network), and JSC “Citadele banka”. In 2010 has established own consultancy business specialising on human resource management, people management, leadership development, change management, career and executive coaching. Active member of International Coaching Federation. Author of the “Leader’s Crib” in collaboration with ilustrator Gatis Šļūka, co-author of “Efektīva Vadītāja Rokasgrāmata” (Effective leadership handbook) developed by the State Chancellary. Strongly believes that everyone can build one’s happiness, and happy people create successful businesses and society.


Jānis Grabis

Dr. sc. ing.,
Riga Technical University

Enterprise Process and Applications

Jānis Grabis is a Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Riga Technical University, Latvia. He obtained his PhD from the Riga Technical University in 2001 and worked as a Research Associate at the College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn. He has published in major academic journals including OMEGA, European Journal of Operational Management, International Journal of Production Research, Computers & Industrial Engineering and others. His research and teaching are in areas of process optimization, enterprise applications, supply chain management, and project management. He also serves as a director of Institute of Information Technology, Riga Technical University.


Glen Grant

MA - York St John University UK
Adjunct Faculty US Centre for Civil Military Relations
Civil Defense                   

Glen Grant is currently a lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) for the BBA course at RBS. He is an experienced reform and transformation consultant working at Government level in the fields of Defense and Security, Justice, Education, Governance, Business and Sport. Recent international clients include Telecoms and Universities. Glen brings a unique insight to HRM having served as an Army officer, been a diplomat, a political adviser, a journalist, a sports coach, an international company CEO and run a prison. There are few people issues he has not faced at least once.


Aldis Greitāns

MBA, RTU Riga Business School,
Riga Technical University

Corporate Governance

Innovation Management

Before joining the fintech industry in 1999 Aldis Greitāns had spent seven years in different managerial and executive positions in Latvian banking. From 1999 he served as the CEO of Nacionālais Maksājumu Centrs (later Itella Information and OpusCapita) and as the chairman of supervisory councils of several companies of Itella/OpusCapita group. From 2012 till 2015 Aldis Greitāns was a member of the supervisory council of Citadele Banka.


Jānis Grēviņš

Ph.D., University at Buffalo,
State University of New York
MBA, University at Buffalo,
State University of New York

Project Management

Jānis Grēviņš has been the Director of Riga Business School at Riga Technical University since April 2003. He also serves as the member of Lattelecom Supervisory Council. He is teaching and conducting research on the effects of modern communication means in project management. From 1998 till 2003 J. Grēviņš studied for his PhD and worked as a project coordinator at the School of Management of the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA. 


Voldemārs Innus

MBA, University at Buffalo,
State University of
New York

Information Technology and Strategy

Voldemars Innus has more than 30 years experience as a service and information Director and Vice-President at the State University of New York at Buffalo providing the leadership, coordination and management to integrate IT planning and implementation efforts by the university community.Voldemars Innus was also instrumental in the creation of Riga Business School and was awarded the Three Star Order for outstanding civil merits in the service of Latvia in 2005 . Voldemars Innus is the chairman of the Advisory Board of RBS.


Inga Jākobsone

PhD, BA School of Business and Finance
MBA, Riga Business School

Production and Operations


Inga Jakobsone has more than 10 years experience as a Managing Director in company International Paper, providing leadership, coordination and management to integrate Baltics operations into company’s European business.  Her fields of expertise cover Strategic Management, International Business, Production and Operations Management. Inga Jakobsone has received  PhD from joint doctoral program of BA School of Business and Finance, RISEBA and VA in business management.


Andrejs Jakobsons

Ph.D.cand., University of Latvia
MA, Indiana University

Managerial Economics
CFA Level 1 prep course


Andrejs Jakobsons teaches economics-related courses at Riga Business School as an Adjunct Professor. In recent years he has worked as a researcher at the Baltic International Center for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS) and a consultant on labor market issues. His research interests include international economics, labor economics and macroeconomics. Previously Andrejs worked as an economist for the World Bank Latvia Office carrying out research and project-related duties (1998-2006). He holds an MA degree in Economics from Indiana University, USA. Andrejs Jakobsons also serves on the RBS Council.



Valters Kaže

PhD in Economics, University of Latvia

Service Marketing

International Marketing Management

Valters Kaže has 20 years experience in marketing and strategy. Duringhis career he has held marketing executive roles at leading international companies in the Baltics within financial services and FMCG sectors.Valters earned his PhD in Economics from University of Latvia. His primary research interests are related to consumer behaviour, international marketing and business competitiveness. Besides his professional and academic roles, Valters is a member of the board at the Latvian Association of Marketing Professionals - the national association of marketing practitioners.


Andrejs Koliškins 

Ph.D., University of
St. Petersburg, Russia
M.Math., University of Latvia

Managerial Statistics
Marketing Research
CFA Level 1 prep course

Andrejs Koliškins is a Professor at Riga Technical University and an Associate profesor of statistics at Riga Business School. He is also a visiting professor teaching at Honkong University of Science and Technology. His research interests involve investigation of stability problems in hydraulics and fluid mechanics with applications to open-channel flows and transient flows in hydraulic systems, mathematical methods for heat and mass transfer problems, mathematical models for eddy current testing problems and business applications of statistics. Andrejs Koliškins has extensive list of academic publications. Andrejs Koliškins also serves on the RBS Council.


Laine Kristberga

PhD, Art Academy of Latvia
Mg Art, University of London
Mg Philol, University of Latvia

Arts General

Laine Kristberga, PhD, is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the University of Latvia. She is an author of numerous publications, including in such publishing houses as Routledge and Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Her research interests cover art and politics in the Socialist period, media studies and urban studies. Laine Kristberga is also an active member of the Nordic Summer University, where she has held several positions: Head of the Arrangement Committee, Coordinator of Circle 2 and currently Coordinator of Circle 1.  

Raimonds Lieksnis

MBA, University at Buffalo,
State University of New York
M.Ing., Riga Technical University
PhD, Riga Technical University

Financial Management
Entrepreneurial Finance

Raimonds Lieksnis currently holds the position of as Finance Director in SIA TVG where he develops company financial strategy as well as works with external financers to obtain financing for company’s development. He is also Finance Director of SIA Tilde. Raimonds Lieksnis is working towards his Ph.D candidate in economics at Riga Technical University. His research interests include predictive power of price patterns in the Baltic Stock market. Raimonds Lieksnis also serves on the RBS Council.


Raivis Lucijanovs

RTU Riga Business School

Financial and Managerial Accounting
Basic Financial Management

Raivis Lucijanovs is the Chief Financial Officer at LatRosTrans, SIA. Previously he has held financial management positions at Finstrum SIA, Tipro Baltic SIA, and AS Pasažieru vilciens. He has been teaching accounting and finance courses at Riga Business School since 2008.



Greg Mathers

RTU Riga Business School

Organizational Behaviour
Business Communication Skills

Greg Mathers has lived in the Baltic region since 1993. In that time he has established and run 4 different companies. He also has more than 12 years experience in consulting and management development with companies such as SEB, Accenture, Roche, Radisson, Telia, Oracle and others. Since 2001 he has taught leadership and management in the Riga Business School MBA program.

Greg Mathers personal webpage



Sanita Meijere

MBA: Riga Business School
Law, University of Latvia

Computer Lab (Word & PowerPoint)


Sanita Meijere has joined Ph D program at Riga Technical University, Management sciences, specifically focusing on IT strategic management. Currently providing quality management, continuous service improvement and information security management for Scandinavian company Atea Global Services and consulting few start - ups in Georgia and Ukraine. Her previous work experience as well is related to IT industry for 4 years creating and managing Latvian IT company`s DPA branch in Georgia, 1 year in Microsoft Latvia. Besides IT and management strong experience in intellectual property rights.


Inese Muzikante

PhD in Social Psychology, University of Latvia
Master of Social Psychology, University of Latvia

Introductory Psychology

Leadership Development Practicum

Inese Muzikante started working as an assistant to prof. V.Reņģe. To begin, she conducted interactive seminars for students in Organizational Psychology and now she is leading a course titled “Organizational Psychology”.


Inese Muzikante has both a PhD and Master’ s in Social Psychology from the University of Latvia. 

Her primary research interest is Traffic Psychology. Dr. Muzikante  observes and tests drivers and tries to explain why they drive as they drive. She has observed that almost everyone has an opinion about other drivers and explanations of their behavior.



Claudio A. Rivera

MBA,Stockholm School of
Ph.D., University of Latvia

Personal and Career Development

Claudio grew up in Argentina, but he is based in Latvia since 2004. Most of his career has been developed in consulting, training and research on Leadership and Organizational Behavior at companies and organizations like Elevator International, Turiba Business School, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Euromonitor International, Cisco Networking Academy and IAE (the best Business School in Latin America) Claudio has a long track of experience in consulting at the IT, NGOs and HR sectors. He teaches in English, Spanish and Latvian and has been training people in more than 10 countries and from more than 30 nationalities. Claudio has been appointed visiting lecturer for FEN (Poland) for the courses on Leadership and Human Resources run in cooperation with IESE (www.iese.edu), one of the best business schools in Europe. As researcher he has been publishing in several journals and conference proceedings, and he has participated in several international research projects. Overall, Claudio has been extensively involved in professional and higher education. Currently he is one of the leading consultants at MODES project, one of the largest co-funded EU initiatives for modernizing higher education in Europe. Claudio shares his professional career with a broad range of social undertakings in areas connected with education and promotion of family values.

Claudio Rivera personal webpage



William (Bill) Schaub 

MBA, University of North Florida
BSBA, Fairfield University
Organisational Behaviour
and Management

Bill Schaub is a co-founder and managing director at INNOVETA Strategies, a Washington DC based consultancy specializing in ethics driven leadership and the human risk variable. His resume includes sales management, risk management, operational and capital market development and governance experience in the U.S. as well as emerging markets in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Among other achievements, Bill was part of the team at Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation who helped them to be the first financial services company to win the Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award. 

In Eastern Europe Bill led the Baltic-American Enterprise Fund’s Mortgage Program and later led GE Money’s Central and Eastern European Mortgage Products across the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Russia, Poland and Latvia, serving as the Chairman of the Supervisory Council of GE Money Bank Latvia. Bill also developed a Shari’a compliant mortgage capital market pricing, hedging and funding program for a Deutsche Bank joint venture in Saudi Arabia.

Bill is a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. 


Agnis Stibe

Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Boston, USA

Socially Influencing Systems

This highly interactive course combines an extensive body of knowledge from social psychology – focusing on social influence, behavioral change, persuasion, and hands-on development of socially influencing systems. The course explains the role of persuasive technologies and their applications to various problem domains in management.
The course is toughed by one of thought leaders in the field, currently working at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Agnis Stibe is a Social Engineer at MIT Media Lab. His research is built upon socio-psychological theories to design Socially Influencing Systems (SIS) for health behavior change at scale. Agnis is an active member of Persuasive Technology community, frequently speaking at annual conferences and effectively collaborating with industry. He is teaching MIT and presented his findings at TEDx talk and TEDx interview.


Kaspars Šenvalds

MFE, University of Latvia,
LL.B., Riga Stradiņš University
BBA, Riga Stradiņš University

Financial Decision Making

Kaspars Šenvalds is the Chief Financial Officer at NCH Advisors Inc., a USA based investment fund with over 3.5 USD billion of capital under management in CIS and Eastern Europe countries. He is also the Quality Manager at Domus UK LTD, a UK based real estate developer. Previously he held financial analyst position at Swiss based asset management company. His fields of interest cover investment portfolio management, business valuation as well as real estate investment.


Mike Wells

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
Vanderbilt University


Mike Wells is an American entrepreneur, angel investor, and teacher of entrepreneurship.  At age 27, he cofounded Arnet Corporation, a Tennessee-based IT company, which went on to be listed twice on the INC. 500 list of America’s fastest growing private companies.  In 1991 he sold Arnet and became an angel investor and has bought and sold businesses in a variety of sectors. He has previously taught entrepreneurship courses at Vanderbilt, Oxford Brookes, City University London, Queen Mary University London, Warwick and the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.  Dr. Wells is also a prolific writer and has authored more than 20 novels.  He now runs his own e-publishing business and markets his own ebooks and digital audiobooks.


Peter Young

San Jose State University;
University of California at
Berkeley, USA

Managing Marketing Communications

Strategic Advertising Management

Successful marketers maximize their sales opportunities by using integrated marketing communications, which include advertising, personal selling, promotion, direct marketing, public relations, customer relationship management and electronic media. Prepare an integrated marketing communications plan as part of the course's curriculum.

The course is taught by Peter Young. Peter brings to the class a unique combination of education in Political Science, New Media Technologies & Journalism, and Information Management Systems, and experience with classical and new media. He has taught at both San Jose State University; University of California at Berkeley. His special expertise is new media technology integration into various modalities of communications to include television, radio, and print. In this capacity, he is the senior advisor to the world’s first leisure news agency – RelaxNews.


Atis Zakatistovs

Ph.D., University of Ottawa
MA, University of Ottawa

Business Ethics

Atis Zakatistovs is a change and knowledge management consultant to companies in Latvia and abroad. He has also served as a consultant to government institutions in Latvia and Canada. Previously he has been teaching in University of Ottawa, as well as McGill University in Canada.

Full CV

His academic activities are limited until after parliamentary elections.



Leo Selavo

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Financial Mathematics and Statistics Lab


Leo Selavo earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh in 2004. Currently he is a professor at the University of Latvia and co-director of curriculum for Bachelor of IT Leadership (BITL) program. Leo has been active in research and teaching at organizations in USA, Germany, Sweden and Latvia, including University of Virginia, University of Iowa, University of Skovde, AGT International, Institute of Computer Science Latvia and University of Latvia. The fields of his research and development include Internet of things, wireless sensor networks and embedded systems with applications in healthcare, environmental research, autonomous transportation systems and sports and entertainment.




Shraddha Christian

Ph.D., University of Latvia

Financial Mathematics


Shraddha Christian is a lecturer at Riga Business school and also at Riga Technical University. She has been teaching Financial Mathematics and Statistics courses since 2019. She has completed her Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Latvia, specializing in Differential equations. Her research interests are related to Qualitative analysis of nonlinear Volterra integral equation on Time scales, A nonstandard Volterra integral equation on time scales, and Hyers-Ulam stability of a nonlinear Volterra integral equation on time scales.




Kalvis Apsītis

Ph.D. University of Maryland

First Year seminar
Data Structures
Discrete Structures
Kalvis Apsītis has experience in software engineering, academic and non-academic teaching. He has worked in some large IT companies such as Accenture, Blue Coat (Symantec) and Websense (Forcepoint). He has done courseware development, certification procedures and training delivery in diverse areas of mathematics, computer science, programming and IT security. As a part-time activity he is involved in training high-school students to participate in mathematical olympiads including International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and Baltic Way.




Zanda Vipule

MSc., Copenhagen Business School
BsC. Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
International Business
Zanda Vipule is a Junior Partner specialized in market intelligence projects in export consulting and market research company Gateway&Partners, which has helped to enter the doors in export markets for more than 1000 clients. Zanda's specialty is to structure the market insights, situation, and outlining the factors that determine the success in the export markets. She has been creating market entry strategies for various industries from food to waste management and medicine and IT. Her passion is strategic market creation within international markets, which has been underlined by studies in double master degree programs. 





Marta Jaksona

BSS Political Science, University of Latvia
Institut International d’Administration publique (IIAP), Paris
MBA, “Turiba”
The Firm
Marta Jaksona has more than 20 years of international professional experience that includes various positions in both public and private sectors. She has been working with UNDP’s Human Development Report office and the British Embassy has undertaken several international consultancy assignments. She has been also leading the Foreign Investor’s Council in Latvia striving to improve the business environment through active dialogue with the Government focusing on the rule of law, fair competition, sustainable business development, green economy, and more. Her latest professional experience relates to the Financial Intelligence Unit and implementing the reform of the financial sector in Latvia.



Zakia Siddiqui 

MBA - SBS Swiss Business School (Distinction with the excellence award)
MFin - Banku Augstskola (Distinction)

Financial Mathematics

Investment Management

Finanacial Management

Financial and Managerial Accounting 

Zakia has been teaching Finance and accounting courses since 2011. She has worked as Business Development Manager in Marsh and McLennan's correspondents and as the Manager Finance in two different well known organizations. Also, she has completed her MBA from SBS Swiss Business School with the distinction and Excellence award. Moreover, Master is Finance from Banku Augstskolas again with the distinction. In addition to this, she has been the board member of International Women's Club and had the role of Treasurer.



Krišjānis Nesenbergs

Mg.sc.comp, University of Latvia 

System Programming


Krisjanis Nesenbergs is a lecturer at University of Latvia and a researcher at EDI (Institute of Electronics and Computer Science) where he is responsible for managing Cyber-physical Systems laboratory. He is a PhD candidate in Computer Science, currently in the final stage of his thesis work on smart wearable systems. He has recently completed faculty exchange program with University at Buffalo, SUNY. Author of more than 20 scientific publications. His research interests include human-machine interaction, cyber-physical systems, security and privacy, artificial intelligence and information transfer, machine learning, image processing, wearable computing, sensor networks and smart medicine.



Jānis Lazovskis 

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
BMath, MMath, University of Waterloo 

Math lab

Data Structures 

Jānis recently returned to Latvia after spending 23 years in Canada, USA, and the UK. Abroad, he started and completed his education, finishing with a PhD in mathematics, specializing in algebraic topology. His current research interests lie in applications and visualizations of dynamic data sets with topological tools. He has also worked with diverse student groups at minority-majority institutions, and has helped create undergraduate curricula using inquiry-based learning. Outside of academia, Jānis was an active member of the Latvian diaspora, working at local Latvian schools and summer camps. He continues his community service in Latvia by serving on the board of 2x2 Latvian Seminars.



Polina Nazarova

MBA, Riga Business School
MSc in Marketing Management, Nottingham Trent Business School

Marketing management 

Polina has 15+years of Marketing and Sales Management experience in different industries, such as media, finance, IT and retail. At the moment, Polina is the Head of Sales in IKEA Latvia.
Polina has long term experience in lecturing and facilitation, being part of RBS BBA program faculty and also certified trainer in various Deloitte internal training programs. Lectures are always very practical, full of real life examples and discussions.



Pēteris Paikens

Ph.D., University of Latvia
MBA, Riga Business School

Computer Security 

Pēteris Paikens is a lead researcher at University of Latvia IMCS Artificial Intelligence laboratory, working on natural language processing, computer security, and applied machine learning.
He is also teaching at University of Latvia and RBS BITL program, and is a partner in a computer security consultancy. His earlier industry experience includes consulting on IT architecture and machine learning applications, and 10 years at Nordea Bank.



Ilze Amanda Auziņa

Ph.D.cand., University of Amsterdam,
M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence, Vrije Universiteit

Machine Learning with Python: from Linear Models to Deep Learning

Ilze Amanda Auzina is a machine learning engineer currently working as a Data Scientist at IBM (International Business Machines). In her industry career she has focused on practical applications of artificial intelligence in the domains of search engines, fraud detection and process automation. While in her research she has focused on Bayesian modeling methods. Recently she has accepted the offer to pursue a Ph.D. degree in generative modeling at the University of Amsterdam.



Rihards Zeiļa

BEc, University of Latvia

Digital Marketing

Rihards is an experienced digital media specialist with six years of deep experience in the marketing and advertising industry. As an international marketing consultant, he has managed education projects in collaboration with the United Nations to raise digital marketing skills for 100+ freelancers in Kenya (Kakuma Refugee Camp), Palestine, Gambia, and Jordan among others. Rihards co-founded the Germany-based Social Media marketing agency Addtwo. He has held advertising seminars & masterclasses for SMEs as part of “Latvijas digitālo ekspertu biedrība”. Rihards is the founder of Latvia-based educational & lead-generation agency marketingaskola.lv.



Igor Rodin

Riga Aviation University

Artificial Intelligence

Digital Transformation

Igor Rodin has been partner with Deloitte since 1999, having held numerous leadership positions in the firm. He is currently within the Strategy, Analytics and M&A practice group and his principal areas of focus include artificial intelligence and digital transformation. He is directly supported by a team of over 20 professionals in Riga ai. Studio, a competency center within the firm, with specialty on artificial Intelligence and big data. Igor is a regular speaker at local and international conferences on AI and has created and lead various learning courses at Deloitte and externally. Throughout his career he invested into his personal professional development attending Harvard Business School, IMD and Columbia Business School.



Konstantins Oševerovs

MBA, Riga Business School

MEng, Riga Technical University

Project Management

Konstantins Oševerovs is a seasoned Information Technology (IT) manager who has been involved in the planning and execution of projects, programs, and services for more than a decade. He has gained experience from both sides of the IT business, being a company insider and outside consultant. Konstantins managed the IT implementation process end-to-end. He was leading system analysis, development, testing, and deployment phases. Organized program governance and maintenance services. In 2021 Konstantins has joined the Digital training program organized for faculty members of the institutions of higher education of Latvia, performed by the University at Buffalo. He is passionate to share his experience and help growing the next generation of IT Leaders.



Ojars Sture

MBA, Riga Business School


Crisis Management

Trainer and Consultant

Ojars is an experienced executive with more than 15 years in different managerial and leadership positions from such industries as aviation, communication and healthcare. Now he shares his Crisis Management experience that has been acquired at British Airways and GCI Group training centers as well as from running companies himself, and helping his clients in adverse and unexpected situations. He consults organizations and trains their management teams towards better crisis preparedness. He also lectures at business schools and universities as well as runs public seminars for the current and future business leaders who want to develop their crisis management skills. Ojars has an MBA from Riga Business School and a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Latvia.