Delegate Profile

Žanete Grende

Job TitleHead of Fund

Company NameViegli

Žanete Grende (born in 1964) has received education in sport pedagogy and holds a master's degree in social sciences in social management at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management. Currently she is studying doctoral studies at the Latvian Academy of Culture. Žanete has worked in the insurance broking, managed and built her own company and collaborated with an international company such as Marsh & McLennan Companies. As Chairwoman of the Board at the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2008-2011) she took first steps towards the creation of the Imants Ziedonis fund Viegli and the Museum of Ziedonis, inspiredby poet, publicist and social worker Imants Ziedonis (1933-2013), who is included in the Latvian Culture Canon. From 2011 to 2013, Žanete Grende was Minister of Culture of the Republic of Latvia. In 2010 she established the fund Viegli, and in 2011 founded the Museum of Ziedonis.


Conference Sessions

  • Created in Latvia: Imants Ziedonis as a Symbol of Freedom, Joy and Creativity

    Wednesday17:30 - 18:3011 Apr 2018
    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Poet Imants Ziedonis is considered a legendary figure in Latvia. Born in 1933, one could say that he lived in five Latvias during his lifetime – one that was fr...

    • Language: English

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