Arnoldas Pranckevičius, Head of EU Commissions Mission in Lithuania
Former diplomatic adviser to the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz on EU Eastern policy and enlargement strategy. Former policy adviser to the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus. Masters in European Affairs at Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris). Bachelor’s in International Relations from Colgate University in NY, USA and Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.
Daiva Naravaitė, Founder of Alpina Search, Bath, UK
Senior partner of AlpinaSearch – international award winning executive search and recruitment company with global end-to-end solutions to leading edge technology clients – IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Alcatel-Lucent. Former national and international manager at Marks & Spencer plc. Master of Arts (Linguistics and European Literature) of Vilnius University. Investor and mentor to the Founders & CEO’s of high growth ventures and member Advisory Boards of young companies with global ambitions.
Darius Daubaras, Executive in Corporate Finance and Corporate Development at Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Investment banker, consultant in capital markets and private equity, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at UAB Lietuvos Energija. Former Head of Equity Capital Markets at BNP Paribas investment banking for Russia, CIS and Central & Eastern Europe (London), Partner at Spencer House Capital Management (Lord Rothchild’s investment management firm) and fund manager at Tau Capital plc (London). Master’s of Finance at University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton Business School, Bachelor’s at University of Denver with Summa Cum Laude Honours and Hornbeck Scholar awards. Founding Member and former President of Lithuanian City of London Club (LCLC).
Gintė Damušis, Ambassador for Denmark and Iceland
Former Head of Delegation to the OSCE and Ambassador to Austria and most recently Canada. First woman ambassador in history of NATO. National Coordinator of Lithuania’s civilian assistance efforts in Afghanistan (2005-2007). Former Head of Lithuanian Information Center in New York (1980-1991), a non-governmental organization that monitored and publicized the human rights situation under the Soviets. Former Member of Board of Directors of the US-Baltic Foundation and Lithuanian Catholic Religious Aid.
Darius Udrys, Senior Associate with Fipra Lithuania, Owner of Neue Unica
Public relations and development consultant with two decades of international experience in Europe and the United States. Former Vice-Rector for Development and Communications at the European Humanities University in Vilnius, a broadcast journalist and media trainer with Radio Free Europe, foreign correspondent for Lithuanian State Radio.Ph.D. in Political Science and Master’s in Politics from Claremont Graduate University, Bachelor’s in Political Science. Member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Public Diplomacy Council.
Francisco Ricardo Blagevitch, Director at Asyst International, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Founder and President of Asyst International + Rhealza, IT Company with 2,500 employees with affiliates in Argentina, Chile and England with more than 200 huge clients: Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Abbott Lab, Toyota, Renault, Voith, Louis Vuitton, and more. Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Brazil.