Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania.
For 5 years Vilius Šapoka held the position of the Director of the Financial Services and Markets Department at the Bank of Lithuania and prior to that – of the Chairman of the Lithuanian Securities Commission.
In 2003 he was granted the Master’s Degree in Economics at Vilnius University, he also studied in the Baltic Management Institute as well as underwent training at the European Commission.
Member of the Court of Auditors.
Rimantas Šadžius started his mandate at the European Court of Auditors in June 2016, and is currently a member of the ECA’s Chamber IV, dealing with regulation of markets and competitive economy.
Prior to working in the Court, Rimantas Šadžius served as Minister of Finance of Lithuania, from 2007 until 2009 and from 2012 until 2016.
During his time as Minister for Finance he was president of the ECOFIN Council in the second half of 2013 as well as being at the fore of Lithuania’s adoption of the euro to become a member of the Eurozone. In the interim years, he returned to academia as a lecturer in Public Finance at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences.
He graduated from the Chemistry Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University and qualified as a chemist. In 2002, he graduated from the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University and qualified as a lawyer.
Dean of Chamber II, Member of the European Court of Auditors.
Reporting Member for the annual Statement of Assurance in relation to MFF heading “Economic, social and territorial cohesion” and a number of performance audits concerning ESIF topics including ECA Special report “Implementing the EU budget through financial instruments-lessons to be learnt from the 2007-2013 programme period”.
She is a former Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control and Vice-Chair of the Special Committee on the Economic, Financial and Social Crisis.
Iliana Ivanova holds a Master degree in International Economic Relations from the University of Economics in Varna and a MBA from the Thunderbird University in Arizona.
Vice-President, European Investment Bank.
Vazil Hudák joined the European Investment Bank as Vice-President at the beginning of October, 2016.
Prior to this office, he was appointed as the Chief Negotiator of the EU Budget during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union. He has served as Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic from 2015 until 2016. Before this, he was State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Representative of the Slovak Republic on the Board of Governors in the European Stability Mechanism.
He was also Industry Head for Public Sector of Eastern Europe in J.P. Morgan Chase and has worked for the Citi Group and EastWest Institute in U.S and Europe.
Vazil Hudák started his career at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He studied at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow, Charles University in Prague and Harvard Business School.
Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania.
Prior to appointment as a Vice-Minister, Loreta Maskaliovienė held the position of the Director of the EU Funds Investment Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania for 6 years and prior to that - of the Head of the Division Managing the Operational Programme for Economic Growth, Operational Programmes Management Department.
As a Vice-Minister, she is in charge of EU and international relations, financial services, EU and other international financial investments.
Loreta Maskaliovienė has been a leading person in bringing the financial instruments to different sectors in Lithuania and establishing the funds of funds.
Loreta Maskaliovienė holds a Master degree in Civil Engineering from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Wilhelm Molterer has been Managing Director of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) since 1 November 2015.
He holds a Master's degree in Social Economics from Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. After his University studies, he became an Economic Adviser at the Austrian Farmers’ Association and an Adviser to the Regional Minister of Agriculture in Upper Austria. He subsequently became an Economic Adviser to the Federal Minister of Agriculture. He then continued his career as Head of Cabinet of the Federal Minister for Agriculture and became Secretary-General of the Austrian Farmers Association.
From 1990 to 1994, Wilhelm Molterer was a Member of the Austrian Federal Parliament and a Spokesperson for Agriculture and later became Secretary-General of the Austrian People’s Party /ÖVP. From 1994 to 2002, he was the Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management in Austria. From 2007 to 2008 he was Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance, while in the period from 2008 to 2011 he acted as the Parliament’s spokesperson for constitutional matters. From July 2011 until August 2015 he was Vice-President of the European Investment Bank and a member of its Management Committee, a permanent collegiate executive body.
Arnodlas Pranckevičius, Head of European Commission Represenation in Lithuania
Before joining the Commission in October 2016, he spent 11 years at the European Parliament, serving as diplomatic adviser to EP Presidents Martin Schulz and Jerzy Buzek, advising them on Russia, Eastern Partnership, Western Balkans and Asia, coordinating the work of Cox-Kwasniewski mission in Ukraine, working in the Committee for Foreign Affairs and with the Interparliamentary delegations. In 2004-2006 served as Lithuania's President Adamkus’ domestic policy adviser. Holds EU affairs MA from Sciences Po Paris and International relations BA from Colgate University, USA.
Vytautas Sinius is the Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Šiaulių Bankas.
Mr. Sinius has been running the bank since 2014. In 2011, he joined the bank's team taking a position of the member of the Management Board and heading the Corporate Banking Division.
Prior to starting his career at Šiaulių Bankas, Mr. Sinius counselled Bank Evropeisky in Russia, worked at SEB Bank as the Deputy President, Head of the Retail Banking Division and the member of the Board. Altogether, Mr. Sinius has nearly 20 years experience in the financial sector.
Audrius Zabotka is a member of the ‘fi-compass’ expert group to the European Commission, lecturer of trainings and consultant on the practical implementation of Financial Instruments.
He is a former; Manager, Development Manager, Deputy Director General, Director General and Board Member of INVEGA; Member of the Board of AECM; and Member of the Supervisory Council of VIPA.
Elina Hakonen-Meddings has 20 years of experience of working with the European Structural and Investments funds in the European Commission's Directorate General for Regional and Urban policy in different roles.
The last five years she has held the post of Deputy Head of Unit "Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania".
She holds a M.Sc (econ) decree from the Helsinki School of Economics (since 2010 Aalto University).
Director of Financial Markets Policy Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania.
After finishing his studies at the Faculty of Economics at Vilnius University Sigitas Mitkus joined Lithuanian Diplomatic service in 1995 and devoted 15 years to Lithuanian European integration process. He held different senior positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Lithuanian Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels.
In 2010–2014 he had been working as a Deputy Ambassador to the UK paying a lot of attention to the Lithuania’s relations with the City of London and development of financial markets, financial services including creating new financial instruments for institutional and retail investors, increasing competition and promoting Fintech industry. Sigitas Mitkus joined the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania as Director of Financial Markets Policy Department in November, 2014.
Board Member, Lithuanain Private Equity and Ventrue Capital Assoication.
Arvydas Saročka has been a Partner of LitCapital since its incorporation in 2010. Previously he worked as a Chief Executive at management consulting company SAVVIN UAB, which he founded back in 2000. During his career at SAVVIN he carried out a number of projects in business management and finance consulting. In addition to that he helped to raise over LTL 150 M from EU and other funds for business expansion and development projects for company’s clients.
Arvydas Saročka started his career at an international auditing firm Arthur Andersen in 1997. Later he worked as an external CFO in Philips Lietuva UAB. He is a graduate of the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance and has master’s degree in business administration from Kaunas University of Technology.
Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania.
Prior to joining the Bank of Lithuania, Marius Jurgilas worked as Researcher at the European Central Bank, Economist at the central banks of Norway and England, and gained academic experience in the US. As Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania, he is in charge of payment services and their development, FinTech, research and cash, as well as units performing related functions.
To address related issues, he participates in meetings of the ECB Governing Council and committees, scientific conferences, as well as represents the central bank of the Republic of Lithuania at various international economic fora and organisations.
Marius Jurgilas holds a PhD in economics.
Member of the Management Board of the Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
Graduate of the Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Wrocław University of Science and Technology. He has completed an MBA programme at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN (USA). During his career, he has held managerial positions at: Pepsico, Polcard (as Management Board Member), Telewizja Polska S.A. and recently – OT Port Gdynia (OT Logistics Group).
As an experienced consultant, he headed projects carried out by Accenture, CII Group and Raitaro. When occupying a position of Senior Manager at Accenture, he managed projects and programmes for leading Polish and international organizations from the financial services industry. The consulting company Raitaro, in which he was a partner, has conducted restructuring and implementation projects for, among others: Ströer Polska, BCT Gdynia, Sokółka Okna i Drzwi and Grupa Energa. Since 2006, he has sat on Supervisory Boards of a number of companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, including: Sygnity S.A., Ciech S.A., Yawal S.A., Bomi S.A., TC Dębica S.A. and JSW S.A.
Peter Dittrich’s key task, in his current role as a Vice-Chairman of SZRB Asset Management, is to manage investment operations of this state-owned asset management company. The primary aim of the company is to support strategic investments in the areas of infrastructure, energy efficiency, waste management, social economy and SMEs.
Previously, he worked in top management positions in several banks and leasing companies in Slovakia. Since 2013, he worked as an advisor to the Chairman of Slovak Guarantee and Development Bank. In this capacity he participated in preparation and founding of the Slovak Investment Holding and SZRB Asset Management. He also served as a member of the supervisory board of Prager Handelsbank in Frankfurt, Germany and a board member of the Slovak Leasing Association. He holds a PhD. degree in Global Economics.
Deputy Director of EU Structural Investments Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania.
Rūta Dapkutė-Stankevičienė started working with EU structural funds 13 years ago and currently is dealing with programming and planning of sectoral investments, establishment and management of financial instruments, preparation for post2020, etc. She has participated in establishment of EU financed funds of funds and financial instruments for energy efficiency, urban development, business access to finance and self-employment. Rūta Dapkutė-Stankevičienė also holds a position of a board member of national promotional institutions – “Investicijų ir verslo garantijos” and Public Investments Development Agency.
Rūta Dapkutė-Stankevičienė holds a degree in political science and public administration from Vytautas Magnus University and a degree in law from Mykolas Romeris University.
Rūta Čiutienė holds a PhD in Management and Administration.
Since 2001 she has been working in various positions at Kaunas University of Technology, where from 2012 she is a professor at Department of Management. She delivers project management classes for not only for economics and business, but for engineering students also. She is IPMA C certified project manager and manages various types of projects. Board Member at Lithuanian Project Management Association.
Rūta Čiutienė was a project manager of Financial product evaluation in Lithuanian market creating a product supply map project.
Co-founder and CEO of the company Brolis Semiconductors .
In the period from 2001-2003 he was a project manager with Klaipeda Ship Repairs Ltd, then, from 2004 he served as production and sales director in GKF Ltd (production and timber trade) and in 2007 he founded Brolis Timber Ltd., where he was acting as a Director until 2011.
Dominykas Vizbaras holds a bachelor in transport engineering from Klaipeda University, Lithuania and a MSc in transport and maritime management form Antwerp University, Belgium.
CEO of Startup.lt
Arvydas Bložė joined the team in 2014 as CEO of Startup.lt. Previously associate and associate partner at SEB Enskilda, pan-Baltic-Nordic investment bank and its Lithuanian spin off SUMMA Advisers in Lithuania.
Spokesperson for the European Court of Auditors.
Before coming to the Court, he worked first as a broadcast journalist and then as a Public Relations consultant, developing and coordinating media relations and communications strategies for institutional and corporate clients throughout the European Union.