Curriculum Vitae (CV)

VISVALDAS MATIJOŠAITIS                                               

Mayor of Kaunas City

 

Background:

Born in 1957 in Kaunas.

Married. Two sons.

 

Education:

Graduated from Kaunas Šančiai secondary school in 1975.

In 1975-1980 studied at the Faculty of Mechanics of Vilnius Engineering Construction Institute (now VGTU) and graduated as a mechanical engineer.

 

Career:

Until 1991 worked at the Santaka Division of Internal Affairs of the city of Kaunas

In 1991 started his own business and until April 2015, he held the below positions:

  • Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Vičiūnų grupė UAB (Viciunai Group)
  • Member of the Boards of Plungės kooperatinė prekyba UAB, Vičiūnai ir partneriai UAB (Viciunai & Co), Chairperson of the Board of Paljassaare Kalatoostus AS, Kauno Saulėtekis UAB, OU Vichiunai Baltic, VICI logistika UAB
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Vichiunai Europe NV
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of OU Vichiunai Nordic

 

The Mayor of the City of Kaunas since 2015.

 

Social activities:

From 2006 to 2015 – a member of the Board of the Mentor Lithuania Association.

From 2009 to 2015 – the President of the  Žalgirio fondas Association.

The head of the community organization United Kaunas since 2010.

A member of Kaunas City Council since 2011.

 

Awards:

2007 – the Knight’s Cross of the Order For Merits to Lithuania.

2008 – the Petras Vileišis nomination by the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists.

2018 – was awarded by His Majesty King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander with the grade of Grand Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.

2019 – was conferred with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, in recognition of his contribution to the increase of mutual understanding through commemoration of the deed of Mr. Chiune Sugihara and promotion of inter-regional exchange between Japan and Lithuania.