Boriss Kurovs, Dr.oec., was the Rector of Riga International School of Economics and Business and Business administration (RISEBA) from year 1993 to 2010. He holds doctoral degree in economics from the University of Latvia
After having completed a career of professional sportsman in fencing, he started his academic career at the University of Latvia where he worked for many years holding different academic and managerial positions. He had been the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Economics, the Head of the University Study Department and the Chairman of the Trade Union.
After collapse of the Soviet Union, when Latvia started its transition to a market economy, he got engaged in entrepreneurial activities and established and managed several successful business in pharmaceuticals, real estate and education.