Head of WHO Latvia country office
Uldis has a diverse background, which includes practicing as a physician, managing organizations in private health sector, serving as a lecturer in health economics at Riga Stradins University, advising government on healthcare financing issues and managing projects of international organizations both as a consultant and staff member. Uldis Mitenbergs currently heads WHO country office in Latvia.
Uldis has been leading subsidiaries of multinational companies in the Baltic region for more than fifteen years. He served as an advisor to the Minister of Health of Latvia in 2011. Before joining the Global Fund in 2015, he was acting as a lecturer at the Riga Stradins University and as a consultant for the government and international organizations in the area of health policy and financing. His consulting project partners include the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, London School of Economics and the World Bank. During his tenure with the Global Fund, Uldis managed multi-million investment portfolios in countries of Central Asia and led Regional Multi-country Tuberculosis (TB) grant.
He has been awarded MBA degree from Yale University, New Haven, USA, and medical doctor degree from Medical Academy of Latvia (Riga Stradins University), Riga, Latvia.