Selection Panel 2017

Rimvydas Baltaduonis

Rimvydas Baltaduonis

Doctor of Economics, Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Gettysburg College, USA, Chairman of the Joint World Lithuanian Community and Parliamentary Commission.

Ginte Damusyte

Gintė Damušytė

Patron of “Global Lithuanian Leaders“, Ambassador of Lithuania in Denmark and Iceland with earlier diplomatic career in Canada and Austria as well as at the United Nations, former Head of the Department of Lithuanians Abroad at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   

Rolandas Barysas

Rolandas Barysas

Chief Editor of business daily and news portal  “Verslo žinios“, magazines “Verslo klasė“, “Iliustruotasis mokslas”, “Iliustruotoji istorija”.

Mykolas Lepeska

Mykolas Lepeška

Founder and Board Member of network of international professionals “Global Lithuanian Leaders” founder and CEO of  “Kūno kultūra“, supplier of balanced gastro-solutions.


Aurelijus Liubinas

Laureate of Global Lithuanian Awards 2016, inventor of fishing sonar „Deeper“, founder and CEO of UAB „Deeper“, one of the fastest developing companies in Europe.


Virginijus Šikšnys

Laureate of Global Lithuanian Awards 2016, Doctor of Biochemistry, founder Department of Protein – DNA Interactions at the Biotechnology Institute of Vilnius University, Nominee to the Nobel Prize.


Rytis Zemkauskas

Journalist and author of TV shows, writer and film-maker, preacher of topics on Lithuanian identity.


Lina Žukauskaitė

Deputy Head of the Department of Lithuanians Abroad at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with diplomatic experience at Lithuanian missions in Japan and China.

Selection Process of Global Lithuanian Awards 2017

October 1 – 15 Public nomination initiated by open invitation to nominate exceptional success stories of global Lithuania affiliates worth acknowledgement and appreciation.

October 20 First meeting of the Selection Panel to set selection criteria, determine the nomination categories of GLA 2017, approve the short list of the Nominees.

November 3 Final meeting of the Selection Panel to summarize the individual evaluations and votes, discuss the Nominees with equal number of votes, select the Laureates of GLA 2017.

December 28 Laureates will be announced and awarded at the official ceremony of Global Lithuanian Awards 2017 which will be held at Vilnius Town-hall.