Deputy Chairperson of FIDE Management Board Ms. Dana Reizniece-Ozola visited Mandya to inaugurate Chess in Schools program, the event was hosted by Bangalore Urban District Chess Association, AICF Treasurer Shri Naresh Sharma was present along with KSCA and Chess in Schools dignitaries on the occasion.
Dana Reizniece-Ozola is a Latvian politician and chess player. She has been managing director of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) since 2021. She also served as minister of Economics (2014–2016) and minister of Finance (2016–2019) of the Republic of Latvia. Reizniece-Ozola was elected as a member of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Saeima of the Republic of Latvia and worked as the chairperson of the Commission on Education, Culture and Science, Member of the Legal Affairs Commission and Member of the European Affairs Commission. In chess, Reizniece-Ozola was awarded the title of Woman Grandmaster by FIDE in 2001. She is presently vice-president of the European Chess Union.