This year, philanthropist Boris Teterev would have turned 70 years old. His works, ideas and passion encouraged many to new achievements, changed the world, Latvia, society, and the worldview of many people around. The intention to make the world a better place has been the guiding principle of Boris Teterev.
Boris Teterev passed away on September 21, 2019, but his presence can still be felt in the works and ideas that continue to live and inspire us. The philanthropist's immeasurable energy, perseverance, and selflessness have made it possible to implement countless projects, making cultural events more accessible to the public, contributing to the quality and accessibility of education, and strengthening charitable organizations in Latvia and the world. The range of supported ideas was and is wide, and they are still united by Boris Teterev's motto - to increase the good.
Boris Teterev (05.11.1953 - 21.09.2019) was born in Riga, attended the Riga Secondary School No 10, and studied at the Riga Medical Institute (now Riga Stradins University). After graduation, he spent nine years practicing medicine at the Riga City Hospital No. 4 and the Riga City Hospital No. 5. Until 2008 he engaged in business in Latvia and abroad. In 2010, he established a private family foundation together with his wife Ināra Tetereva.
Boris Teterev received the Order of the Three Stars and the Accolade of the Cabinet of Ministers for his significant contribution to the preservation of Latvia's cultural and historical heritage. Boris Teterev became an Honorary Doctor of the Riga Stradins University (Doctor honoris causa), an Honorary Member of the University of Latvia and the Art Academy of Latvia, Honorary Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. In 2015, Boris Teterev joined the President's Circle of the world's largest alliance of leaders, the Club de Madrid.