Members of the Seimas - Šarūnas BIRUTIS 

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Šarūnas BIRUTIS
 
Šarūnas BIRUTIS

 

Member of the Seimas from 2012-11-16 till 2016-11-14.
  
Position
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Biography

Date of birth

20 September 1961

Place of birth

Šiauliai District, Lithuania

 

 

Education

 

2010

Traineeship in national policy on business development, India

2000–2003

Faculty of Law, Law University of Lithuania (currently Mykolas Romeris University), Master’s Degree in Law

1999

Traineeship in national policy and business development, Japan

1998

Qualification of Corporate Bankruptcy Administrator

1979–1984

Faculty of Industrial Economics, Vilnius University, Diploma of Economist

1971–1979

Julius Janonis Secondary School (currently Julius Janonis Gymnasium) in Šiauliai

 

 

Work experience

 

2009

Representative of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists in the Seimas and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania

2003–2004

Member appointed by the Prime Minister, Gaming Control Authority

2002–2003

Representative of the Lithuanian Business Employers’ Confederation in the Seimas and the Government; Consultant, Government of the Republic of Lithuania

1999–2002

Founder and Head, Small and Medium-Sized Business Unit, Ministry of Economy

1993–1999

Director, private company UAB Mono-turizmas (Nidos Auksinės kopos hotel)

1989–1991

Director, Publishing House of the Lithuanian Writers’ Union

1988–1992

Director, tourism company Taika

1986–1990

Organisational and financial control activities, Lithuanian Youth Forum, Central Committee of the Lithuanian Comsomol

1984–1986

Deputy Head, Economic Planning Unit, Kaunas Heat and Power Plant

1982–1984

Economic Management Unit, State Academic Drama Theatre

 

 

Political career

 

 

Member of the Labour Party

Since 2012

Minister of Culture

 

Member, Committee on Human Rights

 

Member, Committee on European Affairs

 

Member, Anticorruption Commission

 

Member, Energy Commission

 

Member, Labour Party Political Group

2011–2012

Member, Vilnius City Municipal Council

2004–2009

Member of the European Parliament

 

Member, ALDE Group

 

Member, FORATOM

Since 2003

Member of the Labour Party

 

Miscellaneous                   

Member, Lithuanian EU accession negotiations delegation; Head, negotiation chapter “Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises”; President, Indian-Baltic Chamber of Commerce; Vice-President, Lithuanian-Indian Forum

Awards: Award of Honour by the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania; Award for a significant contribution to Lithuania’s EU accession negotiations by Director General of the European Committee; Commemorative Badge by the European Parliament; Award Aukso ženklas by the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists; Award Auksinė verpstė by the Lithuanian Apparel and Textile Industry Association

Interests: politics, economics, law

Foreign languages: English, Russian, Polish

Hobbies: basketball, skiing, tourism, ethnography

Family

Married with one child

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