Two Vice-Ministers appointed

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2017 01 03

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Today, two Vice-Ministers of Economy, Rugilė Andziukevičiūtė-Buzė and Ramūnas Burokas, ar taking on their duties. 

Export, small and medium-sized business, better regulation and vocational training policies will be entrusted to 32 years old Rugilė Andziukevičiūtė-Buzė.

Previously, Rugilė Andziukevičiūtė-Buzė was the Leader of the Regional Development Group at the public body Invest Lithuania; also, she was an analyst at the public body Public Policy and Management Institute and a Coordinator of a project implemented by the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. She was a probationary official at the New Policy Institute in the UK and also held other positions.   

Rugilė Andziukevičiūtė-Buzė was awarded the degree of Master in Political Sociology from London School of Economics and the degree of Bachelor in Political Sciences from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University.

31 years old Ramūnas Burokas will be in charge of several policy fields, including economic development, industry, tourism and state-owned enterprises.

Before becoming a Vice-Minister of Economy, Ramūnas Burokas was Adviser to Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius on social security, investment and tourism issues. Also, he was an Assistant to a Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Juras Požėla, Adviser to the Mayor of the Marijampolė City Municipality, Assistant to a Member of the Seimas Albinas Mitrulevičius, Communication Project Coordinator of the Secretariat of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament. Ramūnas Burokas was awarded the degree of Master in Social Sciences from Mykolas Romeris University.  

Vice-Minister of Economy Lina Sabaitienė, who took office on 21 December 2016, will be in charge of the EU policy issues and the EU investment coordination as well as innovation and investment. 

Also, Sergejus Tichomirovas and Mindaugas Janulionis were appointed Advisers to the Minister of Economy on 21 December 2016. Sergejus Tichomirovas is in charge of the advertising of goods and services, the EU internal market policy and international issues. Mindaugas Janulionis is Adviser to the Minister of Economy on public relations.