Please join us for the black-tie Gala dinner that will take place on November 2 at Riga Latvian Society House to celebrate the 24th anniversary of SSE Riga and the Centennial of the Baltic States.

About the event

This year is very special to the Baltic States as we celebrate our 100th anniversary. For already 24 years SSE Riga has been the stepping stone for bright minds successfully entering the workforce, building stronger cooperation between Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, as well as the economic and social development of the region. To celebrate these events, as well as to highlight shared vision for the development of the Baltic countries and SSE Riga, the Annual Gala is organized by the Alumni Association of SSE Riga.The Association facilitates further communication between the graduates and supports SSE Riga's increasing influence in the Baltics, by providing financial support and helping to enhance the quality of education at SSE Riga.

All profit from this event is directed to student scholarships.


Andris Strazds

Andris Strazds has been Adviser to the International Relations and Communication Department of Latvijas Banka since February 2014. Currently he is also a Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and part-time faculty member at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Before his work at Latvijas Banka, he was Chief Economist at the Latvian Branch of Nordea Bank Finland Plc., Transactions Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. and Strategic Development Manager at Lattelekom Ltd. Andris holds an MSc in international economics and business from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Baiba A. Rubesa

Supervisory Board member, Latvenergo AS (largest electiricty trader in the Baltics) and
Providus, Latvia’s leading think-tank. Recently resigned as CEO of Rail Baltica (RB Rail)-
Europe’s most complex greenfield cross-border infrastructure project to build a high speed
railway from Estonia to Poland. Previously an executive in different positions in Statoil ASA
(VP CSR, Government Affairs in the Caspian, Managing Director, Latvia, etc) before founding
her own consulting company RFactor SIA focussed on leadership coaching, CSR and new
business development. B.A. Rubesa has served on the Supervisory Boards of Citadeles
Banka, DNB Nord Banka and the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI); has been
Chair, Foreign Investors Council in Latvia and VP, Latvian Chamber of Commerce. Known as
an experienced, results oriented and inspiring manager with a range of business experience
from oil and gas, retail, automotive, telecommunications - and most recently,
transport/railways. Governance, transparency, human rights, sustainability and
stakeholder engagement are key focus areas.

Yuri Romanenkov

Yuri Romanenkov is the Executive Vice President of Development and a Business Administration faculty member at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

Yuris teaching experience includes a role as the Course Director for Strategy at SSE Riga that he held since 2015 and, prior to that, teaching undergraduate micro- and macroeconomics with Prof. NG Mankiw at Harvard University in 2013-14.

Prior to joining SSE Riga, Yuri has worked as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in the firms London office serving clients around Europe and North America on a range of executive topics.

Yuri holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and BSc in Economics & Business from SSE Riga.

Event Agenda

Cocktail reception
Black-tie Dinner opening
Keynote speeches
Dinner and the evening program
After party with Dj Dizzy

Place and Dinner

The event will take place on November 2 at a historic building – The Riga Latvian Society House, built in 1869. The event dresscode is black-tie. The dinner will be specially prepared by the outstanding, well-known chef and owner of the Restaurant 36.līnija – Lauris Aleksejevs.

Lauris Aleksejevs
Riga Latvian Society House

Event Tickets - SOLD OUT


Class 2003
Class 2017
Class 2020
Class 2017
Class 2016
Class 2017


Event Venue

Riga Latvian Society House
Merkela iela 13, Riga


Zane Šmite
Alumni Association
Event Manager
Stockholm School of
Economics in Riga
Marta Veldre
Idea House
Ticket Sales

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