Patrons of culture, education and art Boris and Ināra Teterev are the greatest private donors in Latvia. Since 1994, the Teterev family have been regularly supporting different charitable initiatives financially. A major support has been given to Rundāle Palace - to restore the most outstanding 18th century Baroque architecture ensemble both in Latvia and the Baltics.
Boriss Teterev, a patron of culture, education and art is a Latvian citizen, born on November 5, 1953 in Riga. Studied in Riga Secondary School No.10 (1961 – 1971). A student of Riga Medical Institute (today - Rīga Stradiņš University) from 1974 to 1980. After the graduation worked as a medical doctor in Riga City Hospital No.4 and Riga City Hospital no.5 for nine years. He was in business since late 1980s until 2008, initially in Latvia, later in Russia.
In 2010, he established a family charity foundation together with his spouse Ināra Teterev and has been its chairman since then. He also devotes his time to his favourite hobbies.
In 2010, Boris Teterev was awarded Certificate of Recognition of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia for significant contribution in the preservation of the Latvian culture heritage.
On May 4, 2011, Boris Teterev was awarded The Three-Star Order.
Ināra Tetereva, patroness of culture, education and art, a Latvian citizen, born on February 6, 1953 in Riga. Since 2010 has been the deputy board chairperson of the family charity foundation and has been involved in tens of charity projects supported by the foundation.
In 2010, Ināra Tetereva was awarded the Annual Prize of the Latvian Business Women Association in the nomination ‘The Most Generous Patroness’.
On May 4, Ināra Tetereva was awarded The Three-Star Order.
At the end of 2011 the benefactors Boris and Ināra Teterev were awarded the Cicero Prize.
In the photo left to right: patrons Boris and Ināra Teterev.