Photographer: Ritvars Skuja, Dienas Bizness
DAINIS BERZINS holds Master’s degree in business management from Ventspils University College. He has expanded his knowledge in the fields of audit, transactions and taxation in the EU; he has also studied International Financial Reporting Standards.
Dainis started his professional career in 2001 as an economist. Later, starting from 2003, he gained four years of experience as an auditor and financial consultant working for the company Ernst & Young. Dainis began working in the UPB holding in 2007, when he became the Financial Director of AILE Grupa. Since 2012 he is the Chairman of the Management Board of this company. Along with his work in AILE Grupa, since 2010 Dainis Berzins has been entrusted with the post of the Chairman of the Management Board at UPB energy. In 2015 he became Chairman of the UPB Management Board.
OLA SÖDERSTRÖMprofessor of human geography, researcher and editor, based in Geneva
AGNESE LĀCEsenior policy analyst in the areas of migration and integration at PROVIDUS, based in Latvia
MART KALMarchitecture historian and critic, Rector of the Estonian Academy of Arts
ONA LOZURAITYTE & PETRAS ISORAfounders of 'Isora x Lozuraityte Studio for Architecture' in Vilnius
MENEESHA KELLAY (MODERATOR)curator of Festival Programmes at the 'V&A Museum' in London
JAMES TAYLOR-FOSTER (MODERATOR)is a Stockholm based writer, curator, editor, designer and broadcaster
IVAN SERGEJEVNarva chief city architect, technology enthusiast and TEDx speaker
KEITI KLJAVINurbanist, operator of the 'Linnalabor' and editor of Estonian Urbanists’ Review
MARKUS SCHAEFERpartner and architect of Zürich based office 'Hosoya Schaefer Architects'
DANIEL UREY (MODERATOR)the head of LABLAB research and design laboratory, based in Stockholm, Sweden
SILLE PIHLAKarchitect and co-founder of PART, PhD fellow at EAA, based in Tallinn
JUSTINIEN TRIBILLONco-founder and editor of Migrant Journal, researcher, based in London
MIKE EMMERIKurbanist and partner at Crimson Historians and Urbanists, based in Amsterdam
KIRSTEN RITCHIEconsulting project director and principal at GENSLER, based in San Francisco
IRENE STRACUZZIgraphic designer and researcher, based in Eindhoven
IGNACIO G. GALÁNarchitect, editor and historian, Ph.D., based in New York
DAINIS BERZINSChairman of the UPB Management Board, based in Latvia
IEVA ILVESadviser to the President of Latvia for Information and Digital Policy
PETER LANG (MODERATOR)architecture theorist, operating between Scandinavia and Italy
JONAS ŽUKAUSKASarchitect based in Vilnius
INDREK ALLMANNEstonian architect and partner at Pluss Architects