She has over 10 years prior experience in the private sector in different roles and companies – marketing, sales, administration. Last positions were Advisor to the Minister of Economics and Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry of Economics. Most of Ilona's experience has been with international teams and related to managing changes and facilitating growth. Projects around introducing new approaches in the management of the firm, knowledge sharing or sales of new products to Latvian markets have been part of her work. A lot has been learned by being part of a traditional business start-up which made it’s way and managed to survive more than 5 years.
Demola is an international organization that facilitates co-creation projects between university students and companies, either locally or internationally, with the aim to find innovative solutions to the needs of companies, institutions and organizations that are seeking for the spark of creativity, design thinking and new products. DEMOLA Latvia is located at TechHub Riga premises in the centre of the Old Town.
DEMOLA Latvia was launched in 2014, and it is operated by PULSE Hub.