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Dec. 13

BMI alumnus V. Šapoka becomes Finance Minister in new Lithuania government

The new Lithuanian government which took office today includes a BMI alumnus as the Minister of Finance – Vilius Šapoka of BMI International Executive MBA cohort XII (2012).
 
“Alongside all the BMI graduates excelling as business leaders in many countries, it’s great to see some alumni also putting their international management know-how and vision to work in the public sector,” said BMI Director General Jaunius Pusvaškis.
 
“We wish Vilius all the best in his important new role of public service. We’re pleased someone from the BMI community is taking the reins of the country’s finances,” Mr Pusvaškis said.
 
Vilius Šapoka until recently was the head of Financial Services and Markets Supervision at the Bank of Lithuania. Prior to that he was Chairman of the Lithuanian Securities Commission.