The Alumni Association is governed by Statutes and guided by a set of Ethical Guidelines, and steered by a Board, comprised of 6 members. The composition of the Board reflects SSE Riga’s international community, and alumni volunteer members represent and advocate for all alumni in partnership with SSE Riga, via interaction with the SSE Riga Foundation. All Alumni Association Board members exercise their functions free of charge. All Board members are elected by alumni based on their interest, specialism, and ability to fulfil specific roles.
Baiba Lokenbaha BSc’13
Baiba joined the Board in December 2019 and was elected President in November 2021. Most of her experience was within audit and consulting functions, but currently, Baiba is holding a position of Senior Supervisory Expert at Financial and Capital Market Commission (Latvia). She holds a Master’s degree in Law & Finance from Riga Graduate School of Law.
President of the Alumni Association
Viktors Bolbats BSc’07
Viktors joined the Board in November 2020. His professional career as a banker during last 12 years, working with corporate clients large and medium, as well as present professional challenges as CEO of a local bank, focusing on corporate business, provides certainty in contribution to AA and fundraising activities. Viktors has held the position of an AA Board member 2012-2014 and is ready to give back to school and alumni again.
Arta Beitāne BSc’15
Arta joined the Board in November 2020. She holds a Master’s degree in Law & Finance from Riga Graduate School of Law/Paris-Saclay, runs the non-profit ideas-worth sharing platform TEDxRiga, and has assisted AA over years in various capacities, including being an Alumni Associate during the very successful AA fundraising campaign for SSE Riga ‘Let’s beat Stanford’ in 2013. Currently, she’s a proud team member at Buildit Accelerator, backing the Baltic IoT and Hardware success stories of the future.
Alumni Community Affairs
Akmis Lomsargis BSc’00
Akmis joined the Board in November 2020. Before that he has been active in the Board of the Lithuanian Alumni Chapter as well as initiated alumni meetings in Brussels. He was born in Vilnius, understands Latvian, spent a year in Tallinn and has visited all the other alumni countries.
Alumni Community Affairs
Inga Bratēna EMBA’08
Inga has joined the SSE Alumni Association Board in November 2021.
She holds a Master’s degree in Business administration and management from SSE Riga and most recently has participated in the Women’s Leadership Development Programme at the University of Oxford. She is a person of many talents including leadership development, organizational culture, people strategy and employer brand, which she is using in her exciting career as Baltic Head of People & Culture in Luminor group and her Volunteering liaisons as well.
Elizabete Andersone BSc’19
Elizabete joined the Board in November 2021. She found herself in the tech startup marketing during the internship and has never looked back since then. She is Latvian by nationality but now lives in Tallinn and spends her days bringing B2B SaaS products to market.
Jānis Silavs, Class’23
Janis has been providing assistance to the Board since February 2022. He is a Y1 student at SSE Riga, a graduate of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Riga State Gymnasium No. 1. and has been gathering experience in the customer service industry since high school. Outside of school, Janis is a recreational athlete with a special fondness for winter sports. He believes that his best trait is not following the beaten path and daring to be different.