Prof. Sennikova is the Rector of RISEBA University of Business, Arts and Technology. She holds an MA degree in English philology from the University of Latvia, an MBA and MSc in Management from IEDC-Bled School of Management (Slovenia), and a PhD from Kozminski University (Poland). Apart from her administrative responsibilities, she teaches courses on management, leadership and organizational behaviour at RISEBA. She is also a visiting lecturer at the Baltic Defence College (Estonia). Her research interests lie mainly in the area of intellectual entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial leadership.
Prof. Sennikova is a member of the Latvian State Scientific Qualification Committee. She has been a founding member of the International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) and is a Senior Enterprise Fellow at the University of Essex School of Entrepreneurship and Business, UK. She is a Chair of the EQUAL Board and a member of the CEEMAN Board and CEEMAN Accreditation Committee.