ZKL

Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica

Parliamentary Secretary
minsek [at] mfa.gov.lv

Date of birth: 30 June 1978  

Nationality: Republic of Latvia

Education

  • 2006–2013 University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management, Doctoral degree in Management Sciences
  • 2002–2004 University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management, Master's degree in Management Sciences
  • 1997–2002 Latvian Christian Academy, Bachelor’s degree and professional qualification in social and caritative work

Professional Experience

  • 2014–present Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Parliamentary Secretary
  • 2011–2014 
    Parliament (Saeima), Republic of Latvia Chairperson, European Affairs Committee, Member
    Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee, Member

    Innovation and Research Subcommittee of the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee, Chairperson
  • 2010–2011 Adviser to the President on strategic planning and analysis, Chancery in the Office of the President Latvia
  • 2008–2011 Member Commission of Strategic Analysis, Chancery in the Office of the President Latvia, Deputy Chairperson
  • 2006–2008 Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government, Republic of Latvia, Deputy State Secretary
  • 2003–2006  Local Government Development and Reform Department, Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government, Republic of Latvia, Deputy Director
  • 2001–2003 Welfare Department, Jūrmala City Council, Senior Adviser
  • 1998–2001 Culture Department, Jūrmala City Council, Senior Adviser

Academic and civic affiliations

  • 2020–present Think-thank “Friends of Europe”, Member of the Board of Trustees
  • 2019–present, University of Latvia, Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, Lecturer
  • 2013–present, European Movement Latvia, non-profit organisation, Member of the Board
  • 2011–2020 Caritas (Latvia), non-profit organisation, Member of the Board
  • 2008–2011 Commission of Strategic Analysis, Chancery in the Office of the President Latvia, Member
  • 2007–2008 Latvian-Lithuanian Intergovernmental Commissionfor Cross-border Cooperation, Co-chairperson
  • 2007–2008 Latvian-Russian Intergovernmental Cooperation Commission, Member
  • 2006–2008 Latvian National Commission for UNESCO, Member

Awards 

  • 2016 Certificate of Commendation from the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia
  • 2015 Formal Recognition form the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
  • 2007 Certificate of Commendation from the Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government of the Republic of Latvia

​​​​​​​Languages

Latvian, English, German, Russian