Gediminas Kirkilas, former prime minister of Lithuania.
Kirkilas, Gediminas was born on August 30, 1951 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Bachelor, Vilnius Higher School Politics, 1982. Master of Business Administration, Vilnius University International Business School, 2004.
With Monument Restoration & Conservation Trust, 1972—1978. Member Communist Party Lithuania, since 1982, Seimas, since 1992, chairman National Secretary & Defense Committee, chairman Foreign Relations Committee, deputy chairman European Affairs Committee, head delegate to N. Atlantic Assembly, 1992—2004. Deputy chairman Lithuanian Democratic Labour Party, 2001.
Special presidential representative for matters related to translations between Lithuania & the Kaliningrad Region of the Russian Federation, 2002. Ambassador extraordinary & plenipotentiary Republic of Lithuania, since 2003, minister national defense, since 2004, prime minister, 2006—2008.