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Laureates 2012

Laureates of Global Lithuanian Awards 2012 

The following Laureates were announced in categories of Business & Management, Science & Technology, Culture & Society, Lifetime Achievement:

Science & Technologies
dr. Birutė Galdikas, Professor, conservationist, activist
dr.Viktoras Sniečkus, Bader Chair, Queens University
J.Karol Bo Bobko, NASA Hall of fame astronaut

Business & Management
Ivan Glasenberg, Glencore International,CEO
Ilja Laurs, Get Jar Founder & CEO,
Antanas Mockus, Corpovisionarios, President

Art & Culture
Ruta Sepetys, Writer
Ray Bartkus, Artist, illustrator
Maximiliano Fuksas, Architect

Lifetime Achievement
prof. Algirdas Avižienis, world-renowned scientist, professor
Jonas Mekas, Fluxus artist
dr. Juozas Kazickas, Businessman, philanthropist

DELFI readers Prize
dr. Juozas Kazickas, Businessman, philanthropist

Public nomination process for Global Lithuanian Awards was finished on 1st of December 2012.

Category 1. Global Lithuanian Business and Management Award: to showcase achievements, innovation, leadership and inspiration in the fields of management, entrepreneurship and financial success.
Nr. Nominee Company Position Country
1. Antanas Mockus Corpovisionarios President Colombia
2. Arūnas Šlekys Hughes Network Systems Vice President USA
3. Bradford A Benz RedShift Group Partner USA
4. Eglė Garrick Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority General Manager Australia
5. Gintaras Vaišnys Defibtech Founder & CEO USA
6. Ilja Laurs Get Jar Founder & CEO USA
7. Ivan Glasenberg Glencore International CEO South Africa
8. James Oates Cicero Invest Partner UK
9. John Mack CIE Automotive President China
10. Jurga Žilinskienė Today Translations Founder & CEO UK
11. Kęstutis Sasnauskas East Capital Co-founder & CEO Sweden
12. Len Judes Israel – British Chamber of Commerce President Israel
13. Marius Griškonis White & Case LLP Senior Associate USA
14. Marius Vismantas World Bank Private Sector Development Programs in the East Asia & Pacific Region Washington DC
15. Mindaugas Paunksnis Columbia University Administrator USA
16. Michael Ragunas Bank of America Senior Vice President USA
17. Nawar Sukkar NASCO Chairman of the Board of Directors Syria
18. Ruta Laukien C.W Downer & Co. Director USA
19. Romualdas Vildžius Neris Philippines Inc. Chairman Philippines
20. Steve Felder Maersk Nairobi Regional Managing Director – East Africa Kenya
Category 2. Global Lithuanian Science & Tech Award: to showcase achievements, innovation, ambition, leadership, inspiration in the fields of science, engineering and technologies.
Nr. Nominee Accomplishments Country
1. Algirdas Pakštas Professor, London Metropolitan University UK
2. Birutė Galdikas Professor, conservationist, activist Canada
3. Eimutis Juzeliūnas Visiting professor, University of Cambridge UK
4. J.K Bobko Hall of fame astronaut USA
5. Jonas Cicėnas Kinase expert, Swiss Institute of BioinformaticsFounder MAP Kinase Resource Switzerland
6. Lucy Vincent General Director of External Affairs at Servier France
7. Remis Bistras Walden Vision, President USA
8. Saulius Juodkazis Professor/ Physicist at Swinburne University of Technology/ Centre for Micro-Photonics Australia
9. Victor Sniečkus Bader Chair, Queens University Canada
Category 3. Global Lithuanian Arts and Culture: to compliment and showcase achievements, leadership, inspiration in the fields of creative industries, arts and culture.
Nr. Nominee Accomplishments Country
1. Antanas Šileika Director, Humber School for Writers Canada
2. Ernest Zacharevicius Street Artist Malaysia
3. Julija Šukys Writer Canada
4. Kristina Sabaliauskaitė Writer, Journalist UK
5. Massimiliano Fuksas Architect Italy
6. Marius Markevičius Film Director USA
7. Mūza Rubackytė Pianist/Professor France
8. Ray Bartkus Illustrator, artist USA
9. Rūta Šepetys Writer USA
10. Ronald Harwood Writer, author of ‘Pianist’ script United Kingdom
11. Violeta Urmanavičiūtė-Urmana Soprano/Artist Germany
Category 4. Global Lithuanian Lifetime Achievement Award: to compliment the life time achievement in any of the professional field and show-case how global Lithuanian link can benefit to the growth and global competitiveness of Lithuania and/or for making Lithuania’s global stand.
Nr. Nominee Accomplishments Country
1. Algirdas Avižienis World-renowned scientist, professor USA
2. Jonas Mekas Filmmaker, writer USA
3. Juozas Kazickas Businessman, philanthropist USA
4. Regina Narušienė Lawyer, World Lithuanian Community representative in Seimas USA
5. Richard J. Durbin U.S. Senator from Illinois USA
6. Stasys Bačkaitis Founder of World Lithuanian symposium of Sciences and Arts USA
7. Tomas Venclova Professor Emeritus at Yale university USA
8. Valdas Adamkus President of Lithuania Lithuania

All the candidates for Global Lithuanian Awards 2012 have been nominated through an open call published in Global Lithuanian Leaders website. The winners will be announced on the 27th of December, 2012.


The Selection Panel consisted of GLL | Global Lithuanian Ledears partners’ representatives, GLL Board and Advisory Board Members. The Panel was responsible for:

- Assurance that all Nominees entered via public nomination process meet Eligibility Criteria;

- Shortlisting the Nominees (3 finalists in each of 4 categories);

- Taking the decision regarding the Winner of each Category.

 

Dalia Venslovaitė, Chair of the Board at Global Lithuanian Leaders
Gintė Damušytė, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Darius Daubaras, Head of Equity Capital Markets for Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe at BNP Paribas (London) Monika Garbačiauskaitė, Editor in Chief, news portal Delfi.lt

 

Tadas Langaitis, Board member at Global Lithuanian Leaders Vladas Lašas, CEO & Founder Skubios siuntos UAB Kaunas & UPS/Lithuania, Co-founder of Carbon War Room, TED Conference Patron

 

Mykolas Lepeška Mykolas Lepeška, Board member at Global Lithuanian Leaders Paulius Lukauskas, Director at Enterprise Lithuania

 

Mykolas Majauskas, Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister at Government of Lithuania Edita Mildažytė, Lithuanian Radio and Television

 

Daumantas Mockus, Board Member at Global Lithuanian Leader Daiva Naravaitė, Founder of Alpina Search (Bristol)

 

Kęstas Pikūnas, President of World Lithuanian Youth Association Arnoldas Pranckevičius, Adviser to the President at European Parliament (Brussels)

 

Darius Udrys, Ph.D., Vice-Rector for Development and Communications at European Humanities University Dalia Venslovaitė, Chair of the Board at Global Lithuanian Leaders

 

 

 



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