Degree in economics, Leningrad University, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Moscow Academy of Public Sciences, 1988. Graduate special program for senior executives, Georgetown University School Foreign Service, Washington, 1991.
Head of department Institute of Economic, 1990—1991. Program director Prime Minister Office, Lithuania, 1991. Director European department Ministry International Economic Relations, Lithuania, 1991—1993.
Director economic relations department Minister Foreign Affairs, Lithuania, 1993—1994. Extraordinary envoy and plenipotentiary minister Lithuanian Mission to the European Union, 1994—1995. Plenipotentiary minister Lithuanian Embassy, United States of America, 1996—1999.
Deputy minister finance Republic of Lithuania, 1999—2000, deputy minister foreign affairs, 2000, minister finance, 2001—2004, president, since 2009. Commissioner finance programming and budget European Union, Brussels, 2004—2009. Chairman Aid Coordinator Committee.
Chief negotiator for the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union. Deputy chief negotiator for the Europe agreement with the European Union. Representative National Aid.