Global Lithuanian Leaders

GLL Annual Membership Packages - Thank You!

We at Global Lithuanian Leaders | GLL are very grateful for encouraging and positive reaction to the newly introduced packages of paid annual membership. It proves the necessity of diaspora engagement projects and the need for meaningful connections.

GLL would appreciate your help in spreading the invitation to join GLL to your professional network and hereby access bigger community.




Global Lithuanian Awards and Forum | December 27

Save the date and get ready for the whole Day with Global Professionals – December 27, 2018!  It will start with the 3rd Forum of Global Lithuanian Professionals for the meaningful insights and connections at the National M. Mažvydas Library of Lithuania. The day will continue with the 7th Ceremony of Global Lithuanian Awards at National Philharmonic Society crowned by the exceptional Christmas-themed get-together of global Lithuanians. Follow for more.

Global Lithuanian Awards | Selection in Progress

Thank you all for taking the nomination for the Global Lithuanian Awards seriously and sharing a number of stories of outstanding globals. This year, Selection Panel consisting of GLL Board Member I. Elijošiūtė, Head of the Department of Lithuanians Abroad M. Gudynas, Director General of LRT M. Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė, Managing Partner at TRINITI L. Sabaliauskas, GLA Laureates L. Mažutis and D. Vaškelis have already started the process of Laureate selection.

Talent for Lithuania | Apply and Come Back

Good news for those who are looking to start the career in Lithuania after the studies or work experience abroad. The 7th season of "Talent for Lithuania" has recently been opened to offer positions at 26 most innovative companies in Lithuania. They are waiting for your international experience and knowledge! Find out more at and join the network of more than 80 young professionals who came back to Lithuania through this program.

GLL Business Advisors | Export Club on USA Market

On October 16, representatives of more than 20 Lithuanian life sciences companies took part in the meeting with GLL member and business advisor Algirdas Jonas Lukosevicius, Managing Director of Life Sciences at WeFund Health in the USA. He shared his insights on the trends in funding life science entities. The event was organised in cooperation with Enterprise Lithuania and lasted long into Q&A session.

Clubs of Lithuanian Professionals Abroad | Busy Season

Up-coming November is rich with impressive variety of events held by the Clubs of Lithuanian Professionals Abroad. On November 1, Professionals in Dublin will meet for their first Pub Social. On November 2, Professionals in Los Angeles organize the traditional Film Industry Networking. On November 7, Professionals in Stockholm hold B2B Meeting on Doing Business in Sweden. On November 10, London Professionals will invite to listen to stories of professionals coming back to Lithuania. On November 16, Professionals in Switzerland will meet in Cern for the first proper networking.

Networking Back to Vilnius | New Place and Concept

On October 10, GLL networking Back to Vilnius had a new location, high-level networking, and a different concept. We devoted half an hour to listen to two prominent global Lithuanians – Rimvydas Baltaduonis, Chairman of Seimas and Lithuanian Community Commission and Rokas Janutenas, Strategy Director at Lithuanian Railways. They shared their insights on the value of international experience and invited to play socially and politically active role in the development of Lithuania. They gave lots of ideas for further discussions and connections.

We Connect Lithuania | Young Ambassadors

The participants of We Connect Lithuania 2018 are sharing the word about the program in local communities and on media channels. Bridges Lithuanian-American News Journal published the interviews of two Young Ambassadors of Lithuania - Ieva Juska and Nathan Radtke on their summer internship in Lithuania. In a short video interview, participant from Canada Marta Matuzaite gave insights on her experience and identity. In addition, Emilia Strazdyte and Krista Angeliadis went to Lithuanian Camp in the USA Neringa and told about summer internship opportunities and off-work learning. We encourage you to follow We Connect Lithuania program page on Facebook and learn more about alumni experiences, life and achievements.

Global Project | Ashes in the Snow Movie

October 2018 witnessed the historical release of one more global Lithuanian project – movie Ashes in the Snow based on the book of Rūta Šepetys Between the Shades of Gray, telling the moving and disturbing story of the massive deportations of Lithuanians in soviet era of Stalin. The movie was screened to the attention of the wide public of Lithuania, the events were attended by the author, director Marius Markevičius, the main actors Bel Powley, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Martin Wallstrom, screenwriter Ben York Jones, the whole Lithuanian crew. It touched the hearts of the public, now it shall reach the big screens of the USA.

Lithuania as the Global Employee | By Invest Lithuania

Invest Lithuania presents a new video invitation “Challenge me and I’ll deliver” to potential investors all over the world. It shows Lithuania as a creative, dedicated over-achiever who loves a good challenge. Have a look and share it with your friends – who knows, maybe one of them has that perfect challenge Lithuania is willing to accept!

Lithuania to the World | By Marius Jovaiša

Many thanks to GLL Member Marius Jovaiša for persuasive visualisation of how authentic, freedom loving, respectful to history and tradition, leading in laser, bio, nano, solar energy and more technologies, and with insatiable appetite for invention Lithuania and its people are! Let us believe in our unique abilities and keep surprising the world. Have a look at the VIDEO.

GLL Members

GLL Patrons

We are very happy to have received such a positive feedback on our recent introduction of GLL Membership Packages. Proudly, we introduce you to the first three GLL Patrons – Vladas LašasStan Kuliavas, and Darius Vaskelis – who believe in the importance of connecting and empowering Lithuanian diaspora, thus improving our country's global standing. We are very thankful for their support!  

Project Patrons

Meet our GLL Project Patrons – Marius VismantasLaura Garbenciute and Šarūnas Šiugžda, who believe in GLL projects as sustainable way to build and strengthen the ties among Lithuanian professionals around the world. GLL Project Patrons get personal introductions to the chosen members of the network and receive the digest of most recent information on career and investment opportunities. For more, see membership structure.

GLL Events

GLL Networking Back to Kaunas | November 8 | 6:30pm

For the 9th time, GLL invite all of those who have international experience and chose to come and live in Kaunas for traditional networking. Bring your best of moods, funniest experiences, thoughts and insights to share and discuss with the like-minded crowd! Please join and invite a friend.

GLL Networking Back to Vilnius | November 14 | 7pm

GLL continues the routine of networking nights Back to Vilnius but sticks to the changed location (Trinity Bar on Vilniaus str. 30) and new concept. In addition to high-level networking and friendly vibe, we give floor to returning talents to tell their stories, to ground their decision to come back and encourage others bring their lives and ambitions to Vilnius. Please join and bring a friend.

Forum of Global Lithuanian Professionals | December 27 | 9am

GLL continues the tradition to precede the ceremony of Global Lithuanian Awards with the Forum of Global Lithuanian Professionals and bring together the Laureates and Nominees of all seasons, global and local over-achievers, decision-makers from the Governmental institutions for the discussion of means and measures for the attraction of exceptional talent for the improvement of global standing of Lithuania. Registration will be open soon! 


Seventh holiday season in a row, GLL in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and under the patronage of the President of Lithuania will bring together outstanding global Lithuanians, public officials and local overachievers to celebrate the talent and ambition of Lithuanians around the world giving back to Lithuania with all their professional capacity and love at heart. Registration will be open soon! 

Chief Editor Lina Dusevičienė

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