|Minister of Finance|
Assumed office |
11 February 2016
|Prime Minister||Māris Kučinskis|
|Preceded by||Jānis Reirs|
|Minister of Economics|
5 November 2014 – 11 February 2016
|Prime Minister||Laimdota Straujuma|
|Preceded by||Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis|
|Succeeded by||Arvils Ašeradens|
6 November 1981|
Kuldīga, Soviet Union
|Political party||For Latvia and Ventspils|
|Union of Greens and Farmers|
Ventspils University College|
Riga Graduate School of Law
International Space University
|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).
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.
Dana Reizniece-Ozola played for Latvia in Chess Olympiads:
- In 1998, at first board in the 33rd Chess Olympiad in Elista (+6 −2 =5);
- In 2000, at first board in the 34th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul (+6 −2 =5);
- In 2004, at first board in the 36th Chess Olympiad in Calvia (+6 −5 =0);
- In 2006, at first board in the 37th Chess Olympiad in Turin (+5 −2 =4);
- In 2010, at first board in the 39th Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk (+1 −6 =2);
- In 2012, at first board in the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul (+6 -3 =1);
- In 2014, at first board in the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø (+1 -5 =4);
- In 2016, at first board in the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku (+5 -3 =2).
Dana Reizniece-Ozola played for Latvia in the European Team Chess Championship (women):
- 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);
- In 2015, at first board in 20th European Team Chess Championship (women) in Reykjavik (+2 −3 =4).
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.
- "Latvian Finance Minister topples world chess number one". eng.lsm.lv. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
- Wojciech Bartelski. "Women's Chess Olympiads: Dana Reizniece". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
- Wojciech Bartelski. "European Women's Team Chess Championship: Dana Reizniece". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
- Dana Reizniece-Ozola rating card at FIDE
- Dana Reizniece-Ozola player profile at chessgames.com
- Dana Reizniece-Ozola player profile at 365chess.com
- Dana Reizniece-Ozola player profile at chesstempo.com
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