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Ambassador

Created: 2014.07.31 / Updated: 2016.09.13 07:33

Valdemaras Sarapinas

Ambassador

Date of birth June 29th, 1962
Place of birth Ariogala, Lithuania

Education

1985 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Work experience

23 August 2016 - present Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Finland
2014–2016 Chief National Security Adviser to the President of the Republic of Lithuania – Head of National Security Group
2010–2014 Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York, United States of America
2009–2010 Chief Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania – Head of the Afghanistan Project Team
2006–2009 Chancellor, Government of the Republic of Lithuania
2002–2006 State Secretary, Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania
2000–2002 Vice–Minister, National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania
1999–2000 Deputy Director, Civil Protection Department, Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania
1997–1999 Defence Attaché of the Republic of Lithuania to Canada
1996–1999 Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché of the Republic of Lithuania in the United States of America
1994–1996 Under Secretary of the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania
1993–1994 Adidas Baltics business representative in the Republic of Lithuania
1992–1993 Head of Division, Lithuanian Stock Exchange
1989–1992 Deputy Director, Education and Culture Department, Vilnius city municipality
1985–1989 Deputy Chairman of the Board, Lithuanian Student Construction Group

Miscellaneous

Decorations
  • Legion of Merit (USA) (1999)
  • Cross of Commander of the Order for Merits to Lithuania (2003)
Languages Lithuanian (native), English, Russian
Marital status Married

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