We are very pleased to be part of AmCham and are looking forward to driving innovation forward in Latvia.
Mikko Fernström, General Manager, Biogen Latvia
Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga is proud to have received the Silver Certificate by EarthCheck – a reward earned through demonstrating outstanding performance in environmental protection and sustainability. Kempinski published the first Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Report in 2021. It is a reflection of what makes Kempinski sustainable, what successes have been achieved, and where opportunity remains to innovate.Read all >
Recently, the Digital Health Strategy by 2029 has been approved by the government. The Digital Health Council has indicated that the full transition to the digital environment should take place by 2029. In this op-ed the AmCham Digital Health subgroup leader Ieva Dzirkale explains why digital health is of utmost importance.Read all >
On May 19, the Society Integration Foundation in Latvia announced Luminor joining the foundation's "Family-Friendly Workplace" program. To receive the status, Luminor was assessed in various areas including workplace and environment, benefits, personal growth support, and education. In total, 205 companies from both the private and public sectors in Latvia have already joined the program, which provides advisory and information support to organizations in promoting work-life balance in society.Read all >
Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga announces the appointment of two esteemed professionals to its management team. Nahsen Akgul has been appointed as the new Executive Chef and Andrejs Sniķis as the Assistant Food and Beverage Manager. Executive Chef Akgul brings an impressive culinary background and Andrejs Sniķis extensive hospitality experience and a strong background in food and beverage operations.Read all >
This year BluOr Bank has supported numerous projects including Imants Ziedonis' 90th-anniversary museum program, Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija project “Care Mobile” and Baltic IT leadership bachelor's program "Computer Science and Organizational Technologies”. The bank also renewed and improved the recreational area in Lucavsala for people with visual impairments and provided support to the charitable fund BeOpen in the amount of over €400,000.Read all >
On August 16, AmCham opened its fall season holding its first Basketball game night. FIBA Basketball World Cup Test Match: Latvia - Finland was the fourth consecutive winning home game for Latvia (score 94:57). Thanks to Ellex Klavins for hosting the pre-game reception with refreshing drinks and snacks at their terrace. A special treat was a session with Mārtiņš Porziņģis who shared his takeaways from his career in the top sports marketing arena. The session was skillfully moderated by Anete Dimitrovska, Associate Partner at Ellex.Read all >
In the first half of 2023, AmCham raised more than €6200 for charities through the Chamber's events: Children's Hospital Foundation, Latvian Foster Family Association, Pink Train Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities in Latvija, and SOS Children’s Villages. As a result of members' donations, the charities we support will be able to promote healthy development of Latvia's children and their rights to grow up in a family environment as well as support women who are affected by breast cancer. Let's continue supporting them!Read all >
On August 15, the Healthcare work group members met to review the latest developments on healthcare projects including value-based healthcare, healthcare financing, digital health, secondary health data, and value-based medical tenders. The group also reviewed upcoming events related to various healthcare topics and invited the group members to submit comments for the Cardiovascular Health Improvement Action Plan 2025-2027.Read all >
On 1 June 2023, COBALT received the Diversity Award in the "Pioneers" category at the Riga Pride 2023 Diversity Award Latvia ceremony. The Diversity Award is presented to companies that have been nominated by experts in the fields of diversity, anti-discrimination, and sustainability. COBALT legal experts have been actively involved in the drafting of the Civil Union Law, ensuring legal protection for unmarried couples in the areas of health, pensions, taxation, inheritance, etc.Read all >
As in previous years, SEB bank is offering five employees and an employee of SEB Life & Pension scholarship of up to EUR 2,000 each to encourage them to continue their education. The SEB Employee Study Scholarship Program aims to promote the professional development and growth of employees, thereby enhancing both customer service and internal collaboration with colleagues.Read all >
I would highly recommend membership to other professionals looking to expand their business connections.
Gundars Ziemanis, Latvia branch Country Manager, Siemens Healthineers