Programme Faculty


Iveta LudvigaProgramme director of Business Department postgraduate programmes Human Resource Management, Project Management, Master in Business Management, Healthcare Management, Strategic business management.

Modules participated in: Business strategy and models; Practical projects and research

Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration –
University of Salford (UK) – MBA
Latvia University of Agriculture –

Iveta Ludviga earned a doctorate degree in Business Management programme at RISEBA. Her doctorate thesis was dedicated to intercultural business strategy and identification of business opportunities.
She is a former entrepreneur and has a many years’ experience in enterprise establishment and management. She used to work as a business consultant in an international company. She is a member and mentor of NGO “Līdere”. She has more than 6 years’ experience as a programme director and a head of academic department.
Her research interests include: intercultural business, strategy, entrepreneurship. She is the author of several 
academic papers published in international periodicals.

Mob.: +371 29244831
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Modules participated in: Business strategy and models

Education: Prof; Dr.oec
Doctor of Economic Science -  Riga Technical University;
degree of Candidate of Economic Science of Russian Federation;
Master in International Management degree of Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Paris (HEC/ESCP);
diploma of economist with knowledge of foreign languages (English, French) of Russian Academy for Foreign Trade and diploma of engineer-economist of Moscow Institute of Food staff industry.t

The training for teaching staff in Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK (2008);
Salford University, Manchester, UK (2007)
Bled School of Management, Slovenia (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010).

Research Interests: Strategic Management, Project Management, Finance

Professional experience:
Full Professor of RISEBA, business consultant and trainer. 
He has consulted public and private sector of organizations and he led more then 10years executive finance functions within Latvian and International companies. He is now Board Member of SIA Sinergija, Management Consultants.
Andrej’s expertise lies in corporate strategy development and implementation, corporate financial management, business valuation and project management. He worked as a trainer of Strategic Management Training of Latvian Business School,
ANS Training Centre, Rigas Menedžeru Skola, as a trainer of Financial Management Training of GrossBuh Invest and Latvikon (AFW, PMI). He is now a trainer of Project Management program of AFW Academy of Bad Harzbug, Germany, he posses Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate in good standing and he is a trainer of PMP Prep course of PMI, USA.

He started his teaching career as a lector of Strategic Management program of RISEBA in 1994.

His international teaching experience spans lecturing in Ecole Superieur du Commerce Exterieur (ESCE) Paris; Ecole de management, Lyon (ESDES); Normandy School of Management Kaen, France; University of Applied Science in Mainz, Germany; Estonian Business School, MBA programme in Tallinn and INHOLLAND University, Rotterdam. He lectures Strategic Management; Managing for Financial Value Creation; Finance and Financial Management disciplines in RISEBA on MBA program of Salford Business School (UK) since 2004.



Gundega Lapina, Dr. paed.,

Gundega LapinaHead of RISEBA Business Department

Head of RISEBA Distance Learning Centre

Modules participated in: Personnel, information and knowledge management; Practical projects and research

•    University of Latvia, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, PhD in pedagogy (Dr.paed)
•    Riga Higher School of Education and Management , Master of Pedagogy,  Mag. paed. 
•    Univertsity of Latvia, Faculty of Physics and mathematics - Physicist, Teacher of Physics, diploma (equivalent to M. Sc.)
Work Experience: 
Since 2012 G.Lapina has taken the academic and administrative positions in RISEBA, taking responsibility on managing the Business Department and since March 2013 also – the Distance learning centre.
Since 2000 she has been working as an international project manager in Latvian Technological Center, developing, coordinating and managing innovation, technology transfer and education related projects. For 12 years she has actively worked in Enterprise Europe Network, promoting innovation in Latvian entrepreneurship community and promoting cooperation of research and industry internationally. In international project activities she has been working with different innovation target groups – researchers, entrepreneurs, educators , and doing research on innovative entrepreneurship development,  innovation support and innovation policy in Latvia. I the Framework of EC Life Long Learning program Leonardo da Vinci program  G.Lapina has coordinated a project and developed  distance learning courses.

Phone : +371 67 893 989,
Mob.: +371 25 619 453
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ILMĀRS KREITUSSRISEBA Academic Director, Associate Professor

Modules participated in: Globalisation, markets and finance

University of Latvia
Moscow State University
University of Notre Dame
Chartered Institute of Bankers

Ilmars Kreituss graduated from the University of Latvia and earned a doctorate degree in physical chemistry. Ilmars Kreituss worked as associated professor at the University of Latvia and enhanced his knowledge working at the Notre Dame University in the United States. Later he turned to banking and financial sphere. He holds a professional banker’s certificate from The Chartered Institute of Bankers in London. After 15 years of working in the executive position in banking and finances, Ilmars Kreituss returned to the field of education. He started working at BA School of Business and Finance and at RISEBA in 2010.
His research interests lie in the fields of banking, venture capitals and other financial institutions, as well as enterprise financing and innovation issues.

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Solveiga Blumberga

Modules participated in: Efficient manager’s skills

University of Latvia / Daugavpils University – Psychology doctoral programme
Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology of University of Latvia – Mg. Psych.
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy (RTTEMA) – B. Psych.
Saint Petersburg Acmeology Academy – qualified video trainer 
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy – psychologist

Solveiga Blumberga works as an associate professor at RISEBA and RTU. She has previously worked as a lecturer at Riga Stradiņš University, RTTEMA, Ventspils High School, Latvian Maritime Academy, and International Higher School of Practical Psychology and deepened her knowledge in group psychotherapy in Lithuania, where she qualified as a group therapist.

She did her internship in Stockholm University and Saint Petersburg State University, held guest lectures within the framework of Erasmus Programme “Staff Mobility – Teaching Assignment” in Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen in Kortijk, Belgium, and in Leonardo Da Vinci University in Paris, France.

Her research interests include leadership and authority, research of psychological measures of successful entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility.

She is an associate professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at RISEBA

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Mob. +371 26461229



Agita KalviņaAcademic advisor – Human Resource Management postgraduate programme, lecturer at RISEBA Business Department

Modules participated in: Efficient manager’s skills

Doctoral studies in the field of public administration at University of Latvia 
University of Latvia – Mg.phylol. in English Philology

Agita Kalvina has 15 years’ experience in organisation development, strategic management, change management projects, as well as experience in strategic human resource management in international environment since 2001.
She acts as a consultant and expert in following fields: strategic management, change management, rationalisation of business processes, performance management (planning and evaluation), salary management and competency management systems in public and private sector organisations. She holds workshops on change management, leadership, performance planning and evaluation, salary management and competency approach to human resource management for executives and workers.

Phone: 67807963
Mobile: 29255772

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Tatjana Vasiļjeva

Academic Advisor

Modules participated in: Personnel, information and knowledge management

Tatjana Vasiļjeva earned a doctorate degree in the field of application of mathematical calculation methods in economics; worked for State Plan Research Institute. She’s been working as an IT executive in leading Latvian banks since 1991. She holds a “Latvian Bank Specialist Diploma” issued by Association Commercial Banks of Latvia and Institute of Financial Services (UK); a “Quality Systems Manager” diploma issued by Latvian Society for Quality. 
She began working for RISEBA in October 2011.

T. Vasiljeva’s research interests lie in the fields of IT and information system management, IT application aspects in banks and financial institutions, software development management. She was chosen as an alternate member from Latvia of European Commission’s Information and Communications Technology Standardization platform. An individual member of the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA).

Academic advisor:
Tatjana Vasiljeva, Dr.oec.
Phone: +371 67 500 263
Mob.: 29487303

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Ivars Ruņģis , Mg.soc.

Ivars Ruņģis

Course taught:
Project Communication Management
Work Experience:
Certified Project Director (IPMA Levels A, B, C and D). Has consulted and taught courses in the field of lean management and project management at the Centre of Commercial Education Ltd. (SIA Komercizglītības centrs). Has worked as the Head of Process and Project Management Department at Citadele banka JSC. Prior to this, was responsible for managing projects on constructing transportation infrastructure as the Director of IT and Project Management Department at Riga Municipality. For 14 years has been involved in finance management, last 9 years - in IT projects management both at the organizational and international levels. Has successfully worked as Group Projects and Programs Manager at Hansabanka JSC.

Master’s Degree in Project Management (Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, Ukraine).

Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Psychology (Riga Teacher Training and Educational 

Management Academy).

Diploma of 1st Level Higher Professional Education in Banking (BA School of Business and Finance).

Course on Business simulation CELEMI Cayenne™ (Sweden).

100-hour practical course Lean Management – Fundamentals (led by Michael Fuchs, Germany)

80-hour course for Innovation Assistants Process Excellence through Lean Management (led by Simon Smid, Luxembourg).

Membership in international organizations: 
COB of Latvian National Project Management Association; Member of International Project Management Association.


Arta Biruma

Arta Biruma

Modules supervised: Skills of Effective Managers


MBA (University of Latvia)

Work Experience:

Head of Personnel Department at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, owner of Eiro Personāls Ltd, co-owner of e-Personāls Ltd. and Leika Training Ltd.

Board Member of International Coach Federation Latvia.

Has over 10 years of experience in HR Management. Currently is exploring the following issues of HR – HR Management is at the core of achieving results; high employee turnover is not necessarily the consequence of low remuneration; HR is more than paperwork.

Phone: 29214693

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