Paulius Martinkus appointed Vice-Minister of transport and communications

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2016 12 30

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On December 29, Paulius Martinkus took office as Vice-Minister of transport and communications. Martinkus is an independent expert of state-controlled companies and professional board member current sitting on the board of JSC “Lithuanian Railways”.

Having completed a three year study programme at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga in 2006, Martinkus was awarded a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration.

During his study years, Martinkus majored in the fields of finance and economics and was the co-author of the best thesis of the year. He worked as an assistant lecturer in financial accounting and international economics.

In 2006, Martinkus completed a preparatory training course for investment professionals in Budapest  (Hungary), in 2008 – a training course on negotiation skills in Tallinn (Estonia) and a training course on company inspection in Brussels (Belgium), in 2012 – the Executive Education Programme for Professional Board Members at the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance, in 2015 – the Swedish Institute Summer Academy for Young Professionals organised by Malmö University, and in 2016 – the  International Visitor Leadership Program in the USA.

Martinkus has made a name for himself as an enthusiastic and ambitious public activist. In 2007, he set up the Lithuanian Saturday School in Tallinn and was its headmaster for a few years. In 2009, he founded the Lithuanian Youth Union in Estonia. In 2006–2009, he was a volunteer at the children’s camp of the charity fund “Vienybė” (“Unity”).