Dana Reizniece-Ozola

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Dana Reizniece-Ozola
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Minister of Finance
Assumed office
11 February 2016
Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis
Preceded by Jānis Reirs
Minister of Economics
In office
5 November 2014 – 11 February 2016
Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma
Preceded by Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis
Succeeded by Arvils Ašeradens
Personal details
Born (1981-11-06) 6 November 1981 (age 35)
Kuldīga, Soviet Union
(now Latvia)
Political party For Latvia and Ventspils
Other political
affiliations
Union of Greens and Farmers
Spouse(s) Andris Ozols
Alma mater Ventspils University College
Riga Graduate School of Law
International Space University
Dana Reizniece-Ozola
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Title Woman Grandmaster
Peak rating 2355 (January 1999)

Dana Reizniece-Ozola (born November 6, 1981 in Kuldīga) is the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Latvia. She has been elected as a Member of the 10th, 11th and 12th Saeima of the Republic of Latvia and worked as the Chairperson of the Commission on Education, Culture and Science, Member of the Legal Affairs Commission and Member of the European Affairs Commission.

She is also a chess player who holds the title of Woman Grandmaster (2001).

Biography[edit]

From 2006 to 2014, Reizniece-Ozola was Advisor to the Board, Board Member and Head of Ventspils High Technology Park. Before that, she was the Board Member of a research centre and industrial investment company. She has also worked at Ventspils City Council as the Head of the Investment Division.

Dana Reizniece-Ozola has studied International Business at Häme Polytechnic University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), Finland; law at the College of Law and linguistics at Ventspils University College in Latvia. She obtained a Professional Master's degree in Translation and Terminology from Ventspils University College in Latvia and an Executive Master’s degree of Business Administration from the International Space University in France.

Dana Reizniece-Ozola has managed several projects related to satellite and space technologies, Project for the first Latvian Satellite "Venta-1" development at Ventspils High Technology Park being one of them. She is twofold European Junior Chess Champion and World Junior Chess Champion and holds the title of Woman Grandmaster.

Chess career[edit]

She won the Latvian Chess Championship for women in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. In 1998 and 1999 she won the European Girls Under-18 Chess Championship. Her current rating is 2292.

In the 4th round of the 42nd Chess Olympiad in 2016, Reizniece-Ozola defeated Women's World Chess Champion Hou Yifan.[1]

Dana Reizniece-Ozola played for Latvia in Chess Olympiads:[2]

Dana Reizniece-Ozola played for Latvia in the European Team Chess Championship (women):[4]

  • In 1999, at first board in 3rd European Team Chess Championship (women) in Batumi (+5 −4 =0);
  • In 2001, at first board in 4th European Team Chess Championship (women) in León (+1 −4 =2);
  • In 2011, at first board in 18th European Team Chess Championship (women) in Porto Carras (+4 −3 =2);[5]
  • In 2015, at first board in 20th European Team Chess Championship (women) in Reykjavik (+2 −3 =4).

Political career[edit]

Dana Reizniece-Ozola is the current Minister of Economics of Latvia. She is a member of the Union of Greens and Farmers (ZZS) and a deputy of the 10th,11th and 12th Saeima (Latvian Parliament) and has worked as the Chairperson of the Commission on Education, Culture and Science, as a Member of the Legal Affairs Commission and as a Member of the European Affairs Commission. Within the ZZS she is a member of For Latvia and Ventspils.

Personal life[edit]

Reizniece-Ozola is married to Andris Ozols, director of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia.

References[edit]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jānis Reirs
Minister of Finance
2016–present
Incumbent