Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
Meet the executive leadership team, our senior-most leadership and decision-making management body who focus on major Academic, strategic, and operational decisions for the Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.
Mentor & Guiding Force at Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
Managing Director, Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
Member of The Board - Latvia Academy of Science
Dr Baiba Iivza,
Mentor, Inspirational Force at the Institute of Economics, Latvian Academy of Sciences
Dr Baiba Iivza is one of the towering personality in the world of Economics & Academic Research. Dr Baiba is the mentor & guiding spirit behind the Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences & works closely with Prof. Dr Kannan Vishwanatth & Dr Nina Linde. She served as Minister from Apr 2006 – Dec 2007 in the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia. The Ministry of Education and Science is responsible for education, science, sports, youth and state language policies in Latvia. We are here to foster a highly innovative, wealthy and integrated society in which everyone has equal opportunities for development.She contributed significantly as a research & resourceful personality.Dr Baiba’s research focuses on the agriculture market and Economics, and involves elements of both sociology and economics. Her research priorities include careers, regional mobility, how reputations form, how the supplier-client relationship is socially and institutionally ingrained, and balancing family life and work.
Baiba Rivža: Professor, Dr. habil. oec., full member of Latvian Academy of Sciences (LZA); Vice president, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvia.
1989 – Doctor of Economic Sciences, Latvia Academy of Agriculture, Faculty of Economics, Latvia
1992 – Habilitate Doctor of Economic Sciences, Dipl. No. LLU-PRnr.014, Latvia Academy of Agriculture, Faculty of Economics, Latvia
Further education and mobility in Norwegian University Life Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Michigan State University, USA, Washington University, USA, Boise State University, USA, Roskilde University, Denmark, Hasana II University Morocco.
2010 Professor, Latvia Academy of Agriculture, Faculty of Economics and Social Development, Latvia
2012 Latvia Academy of Sciences, Head of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry
2011 Vice president, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvia
2006 Member of the 9th Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, renewed mandate for December 2007 – November 2010
2006 – 2008 Minister of Education and Science, Latvia
2002 – 2006 Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Latvian University of Agriculture 2000 – 2002 Head of the Department of Economics, Latvian University of Agriculture 1996 – 2006 Chairperson of the Higher Education Council (Vice-Chairman from PUBLICATIONS
Baiba Rivza, Maiga Kruzmetra, Gunta Grinberga-Zalite, Agnieszka Wojewodzka- Wiewiorska, Jonas Jasaitis (2017) Expert-level comprehensive analysis of the viability of rural areas in the Baltic sea east coast states. In: 17 International multidisciplinary scientific conferences SGEM 2017 : conference proceedings, Albena, Bulgaria, 29 June-5 July 2017 / Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Albena, 2017. Vol. 17 : Ecology, economics, education and legislation; Issue 53 : Environmental economics, p.393-399 ISBN 9786197408102. ISSN 1314-2704., (Ind. SCOPUS)
Rivza B., Kruzmetra M. Through Economic Growth to the Viability of Rural Space The International Journal ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES ISSN 2345
-02 82 (online) http://jssidoi.org/jesi/2017 Volume 5 Number 2 December) (Ind. SCOPUS, Web. of Science)
Griņeviča L., Rivža B., Rivža P. (2016) Scenarios for Reducing Youth Unemployment and Promoting Sustainability in the Regions of Latvia. In: Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues, Volume 5, Number 3, pp.437.-449. (Ind. SCOPUS)
Bikse V., Lusena-Ezera I., Rivza B., Volkova T. (2016) The Transformation of Traditional Universities into Entrepreneurrial Universities to Ensure Sustainable Higher Education. In: Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, vol.18, no. 2, pp.75-88. (Ind. SCOPUS, OPEN ACCESS)
Bikse V., Lusena-Ezera, Rivza B. (2016) Performance Trends in Youth Entrepreneur’s Capacity Prerequisite for the Entrepreneurship Development of Latvia. In: Polish Journal of Management Studies. Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 40.-50. (Ind. SCOPUS)
Expert from the European Academy of Sciences Academic Advisory Board (EASAC) in the field of economics. Coautor of Research „Circular economy: a commentary from the perspectives of the natural and social sciences”( www.easac.eu )
Member of the Management Committee of the ISI207 LocRef Council of the European Science Program COST Council
Member of the Council of the Union of European Academies for Sciences applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature (UEAA)
Nordic Agricultural Scientists Association, head of the Baltic agri-economic section
Foreign member of the Georgofili Academy ( Italy), Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2015, 2016, 2017) member of the organization committee.
Organizing committee member of Nordic Agricultural Scientists Association 25th congress, 16-18 June, 2015
President of Latvia Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences Chairperson of the Latvian University Professors Association Member of the Latvian Council of Sciences
Expert of the Latvian Council of Sciences (Economics and management)
Dr Nina Linde,
Chairperson, Board of the Institute of Economics, Latvian Academy of Sciences
Dr Nina Linde is a prominent voice in the world of Economics in the world & is a much sought after speaker in the EU region. Dr Nina Linde is one of the tallest figure in Research & Economy in the Balitic States. Dr Nina currently is the chairperson at the of the Board of the Institute of Economics, Latvian Academy of Sciences . Dr Nina Linde has been an active professional in the business and technology sectors in the European union. Dr Linde is passionate about discovering the next technology trend, explaining it, and helping it become deployed worldwide.
Prof.Dr Kannan Vishwanatth,
Member of the Board at the Latvian Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Kannan Vishwanath is a highly accomplished academic researcher with an impressive track record in the fields of pharmaceutical markets and international trade. With over 24 years of experience, he has made significant contributions to these industries and holds an impressive portfolio of 15 global patents. Dr. Vishwanath’s academic journey includes a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, as well as a Master’s and Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Management. His expertise and extensive background make him a valuable asset in driving innovation and advancing knowledge in these dynamic sectors
Visionary entrepreneur Dr Kannan Vishwanatth based out of Riga, Latvia is one of the towering global personality in the world of chemical research & Drug Delivery System. He holds a doctorate in Business Management (PhD). Dr Kannan Vishwanatth is a global opinion maker on contemporary issues & a much sought-after speaker in various international forums. As a Research Scholar, Dr Kannan has published many research papers & is associated with many top-notch International Institutions as Editorial Reviewer. Dr Kannan Vishwanatth is a global Citizen & a strong believer in Corporate Social Responsibilities. Over the years, Dr Kannan has slowly transitioned away from Corporate World and into philanthropic & academic ventures. Dr Kannan Vishwanatth is a top academic researcher at the Garwood Innovation Fellow at Garwood Centre of Open Innovation, Haas School of Business Berkeley University of California & Senior Research Scholar at the Latvian Academy of Sciences in Riga. Dr Vishwanatth further pursue higher studies at the University of Azteca European Programs. Having mastered Chemical Engineering, Vishwanatth started his entrepreneurial journey a decade ago and formed a successful mid-sized pharmaceutical company with a major thrust on API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient). Dr Kannan Vishwanatth has recently floated Rupus Global Herbal & Research & Development Institute Limited, an independent herbal research firm that will function as a pioneer institute in the area of research, education, conservation, and popularization of Ayurveda medicinal plants. Dr Kannan Vishwanatth is a renowned international trade specialist & mentor to many startups. In a career spanning more than 20 years of both the academic & corporate world, Dr Kannan has received many international accolades.