Dana Reizniece-Ozola has been Minister of Finance since February 2016. She was Minister of Economics from 2014 to 2016. She has been elected as a Member of the 10th, 11th and 12th Parliament of the Republic of Latvia; worked as the Chairperson of the Commission on Education, Culture and Science; Member of the Legal Affairs Commission; and Member of the European Affairs Commission. During her tenure she came forth with initiatives for the improvement of professional education quality in Latvia and protection of vulnerable consumers in the process of market liberalization of the electricity sector.
Dana Reizniece-Ozola has studied International Business at Häme Polytechnic University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), Finland; Law at the College of Law and linguistics at the Ventspils University College in Latvia. She holds a Professional Master's degree in Translation and Terminology acquired at the Ventspils University College in Latvia and an Executive Master’s degree of Business Administration acquired at the International Space University in France.
She is a twofold European Junior Chess Champion and World Junior Chess Champion and holds the title of Woman Grandmaster.