Chairwoman of the Board, CEO , Donum Animus
Sintija Bernava is Founder, President, CEO of Non Governmental Organisation ” Donum Animus” promoting people from marginalized groups economic empowerment and sustainable development of local communities. Sintija is an inspiring mentor, international social inclusion and cooperation development project developer, educator and distinguished lecturer on sustainable economic development and leadership issues with extensive collaboration with numerous reputable involved stakeholders around the globe. Sintija Bernava holds Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Master Degree in Public Administration and Management. She has a long-standing professional experience holding high-profile positions in the Government and Parliament in Latvia. Sintija Bernava was a speaker at Women Economic Forum 2017 in New Delhi and she is a Member of the Advisory Executive Council of Women Economic Forum and Expert on Understanding Business Globalization, Creativity & Innovative Leadership. Sintija Bernava was the only European Union scholar of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India ITEC program ”Entrepreneurship Education to Strengthen Emerging Economies” in India (2016). Based on her professional experience, Ministry of External Affairs of India invited her as one of the 3 European Union speakers at the ASEM Youth Dialoge in New Delhi (April 2016) to share her recommendations on strategic investments in emerging economies towards sustainable development and leadership. Sintija Bernava has published numerous international publications emphasizing broad spectrum of issues related with sustainable development. Sintija has been in charge of numerous international projects and organized numerous Art Exhibitions promoting young telents and innovative approach. Sintija Bernava is Manager and Project Developer of social project ”Creative Workshops” promoting children and their family member mental health and supporting activities during their recovery process at the Children’s Central University Hospital of Latvia (the main and only children’s hospital in the country). Sintija received the highest recognition for her support provided to children and their parents of the Children’s Central University Hospital of Latvia in 2016. Professional expertise of Non Governmental Organisation ”DONUM ANIMUS” has been recognized at the international level and organization was the official Partner of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union(2015). ‘’Donum Animus’’ is the only organisation from Latvia holding Special Consultative Status of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. ”DONUM ANIMUS” is a Member Organization of the Anna Lindh Foundation Latvian National Network and Member of Anna Lindh Foundation’s International network promoting social entrepreneurship. Sintija Bernava for her high performance and professional work has been awarded with Certificate of Merit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia; Certificate of Grattitude of the Chairman of the Board of the Children’s Central Hospital of Latvia; Certificate of Merit of the Director of the State Chancellery and Certificate of Merit of the Minister for Defence of the Republic of Latvia. Additionally, Sintija is fluent in Latvian, Russian and English. Her hobbies include: pilates, philanthropy, arts, aromatherapy and skiing.