SSE Riga Foundation


SSE Riga was established in 1993 as a joint project between a Swedish institution of higher education and the Latvian Government with the purpose of offering managerial training in business.

The SSE Riga Foundation was established in 2010 with the purpose of taking over the shares in the School held by its two owners, the Stockholm School of Economics and the Latvian Government. The founders were the Stockholm School of Economics, the University of Latvia on behalf of the Latvian Government, and the SSE Riga Alumni Association.

Being the sole owner of the School, the Foundation plays an active role in its development. The Foundation Board comprises representatives of the three founders from the Latvian and Swedish states, respectively.

SSE Riga Foundation

The Management Board of the SSE Riga Foundation consists of 5 Board Members:

Anders Börje Rydin
SSE, Chairman of the Board

Visvaldis Valtenbergs
Representative of
the University of Latvia

Māris Simanovičs

Representative of
the SSE Riga Alumni Association

Rolf Eidem
Representative for Sweden

Gundars Bērziņš
Representative for Latvia


The Supervisory Board consists of two Members:

Lars Strannegård
Representative of SSE          


Indriķis Muižnieks
Representative of
the University of Latvia


Representatives of the major benefactors

Edgar Sesemann 
RIMI Baltic

Zane Kotāne 
AS Latvijas Gāze

The ten biggest contributors

In addition to these members and in order to strengthen cooperation between SSE Riga and its stakeholders, there are two additional seats on the Board. These two are given to two Board members elected by the ten biggest contributors to the School and the Foundation. These contributors are defined as the ten largest cumulative benefactors or SSE Riga Executive Education clients since July 1, 2010. As of January 2016 they were:

  • airBaltic
  • Anne-Marie och Gustaf Anders Stiftelse för Medieforskning
  • Bröderna Jonas och Robert af Jochnicks Stiftelse
  • Johan Björkmans Allmännyttiga Stiftelse
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Nordea
  • Rimi Baltic
  • SEB Bank
  • Swedbank
  • TeliaSonera

In case you would like to know more about the Foundation, please contact the SSE Riga Rector Anders Paalzow.

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