Ilze Viņķele
Minister for Health
Ilze Viņķele
Minister for Health
Last Updated: 31.01.2019

EDUCATION
2017 - Rīga Stradiņš University, RISEBA University College of Business, Arts and Technology, Master’s Degree in Health Management
2009 - Rīga Stradiņš University , Master’s Degree of Health Sciences in Health Care
2002 - Higher Education Institution Attīstība, Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Education

WORK AND POLITICAL EXPERIENCE
September 2017 - August 2018 - Grant Holder from the McCain institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University
2014 –2017 - Member of the Saeima,Head of the Education, Culture and Science Committee
2011 – 2014 - Minister for Welfare
2010 – 2011 - Member of the Saeima, Deputy Head of the parliamentary group Unity, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Finance
2008 – 2010 - Senior Adviser for the parliamentary group Civic Union
2006 – 2008 - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Special Assignments for Co-operation with International Financial Institutions of the Ministry of Finance
2003 – 2006 - Assistant to the Member of the European Parliament
2000 – 2002 - Adviser to the Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development
1999 – 2000 - Social Worker at the Crisis Centre for street children Marsa gatve
1993 – 1996 - Deputy Editor of the magazine Sveiks un vesels

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Latvian – native, English, Russian – fluent