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At EY we have one strong global leadership team that sets one single global strategy and agenda.

To ensure we are efficient and effective, we have organized our legal entities into 28 similarly sized business units in terms of both people and revenues. These business units, almost all of which are purposely not single countries, are grouped into four geographic Areas:

  • Americas
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe, Middle East, India and Africa
  • Japan

Each business unit’s leadership team works directly with their Area and global leaders to ensure flawless execution. This structure is streamlined – it allows us to make decisions quickly, and ensures that we execute our strategy and provide high-quality service wherever in the world our clients do business.

Our Global Executive

The Global Executive brings together the three dimensions of EY:

  • Functions
  • Services
  • Geographies

It is chaired by our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and includes:

  • The Chief Operating Officer
  • Our four Area Managing Partners
  • Our global functional leaders – the Global Managing Partners of People, Markets, Quality & Risk Management and Operations & Finance
  • Our global Service Line Vice Chairs – Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Transaction Advisory Services
  • A representative from the emerging markets practices
Meet our Baltic leaders

Through the breadth and depth of their collective experience – professionally and in their communities – the leaders of EY reflect the strength of our global network and the diversity of our global culture.

 

 

Jonas Akelis

Jonas Akelis
Managing Partner, the Baltic States
Central & South-East Europe North Cluster Leader

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    Jonas Akelis is the EY Managing Partner in the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Since 2011 he is EY Central & South-East Europe Assurance North Cluster Leader for Poland and the Baltic States.
    Prior to his appointment as Managing Partner, Jonas led the Assurance practice in the Baltic States and served as a Professional Practice Director in the Baltic States, and a Quality and Risk Management Officer in the Baltic States.
    Jonas’ significant experience relates to audit, reorganization and privatization, transactions, strategy, performance improvement and measurement engagements both with local and international companies in Utilities, Communications, Media & Entertainment, Transportation, Production and other industries.
    Jonas is a Certified Public Auditor of the Republic of Lithuania, a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2002 with sufficient post-qualification experience, designated as Fellows (FCCA).
    Jonas is a board member of the Lithuanian Chamber of Auditors (2007-2012) and the Investors’ Forum of Lithuania since 2009.

Assurance Services

Photo of Diana Krisjane Diana Krisjane

Partner
Assurance Services Leader, the Baltic States

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    Diana has more than 20 years of broad, comprehensive audit experience serving local and international clients from various industries: Banking and Finance, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Public Sector, Timber, Printing, Construction, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Wholesale & Retail.
     

    Experience in audit of financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Law of the Republic of Latvia.

    Diana is knowledgeable also in areas like due diligence, agreed upon procedures, valuations, has performed number of fraud identification reviews for several clients.
    Has participated in teaching (audit and accounting), both internally and externally with special focus on the development of the Latvian accounting profession. 
    Diana is a Member of the Board of Latvian Certified Auditors. 

    Diana is a Certified Auditor of the Republic of Latvia, a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).


Photo of Iveta Vimba Iveta Vimba  

Partner
Assurance Services, Latvia
Professional Practice Director, the Baltic States

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    Iveta has more than 16 years of professional experience related to audit with local and international companies in various industries including Retail & Wholesale, Food & Beverages, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Forestry, Government Sector,  Media & Telecommunications, Transportation & Logistics, Manufacturing, Construction & Real estate, etc.
    Wide experience in audit of financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Law of the Republic of Latvia.

    Iveta has experience in areas like development of policies and procedures manuals, review of budgeting and forecast processes, control adequacy assessment, risk management and financial reporting etc. 

    Has participated in teaching (audit and accounting), both internally and externally with special focus on the development of the Latvian accounting profession. 

    Iveta is a Certified Auditor of the Republic of Latvia and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Asta Streimikiene Asta Streimikiene  

Partner
Assurance Services, Lithuania

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    Asta is an experienced auditor in assurance/audit and internal audit advisory services both to local and international companies. Asta’s significant experience includes Communications, Media & Entertainment, Transportation, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Government & Public sector, EU and international funding engagements. Asta has worked on a number of international audits performed in accordance with International Auditing Standards, delivered a number of technical assistance engagements to public institutions facilitating their readiness to manage the European Union funds. She is also responsible for the audits of the projects funded by EU and other international institutions.
     
    Asta is a Certified Public Auditor of the Republic of Lithuania, a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2002 with sufficient post-qualification experience, designated as Fellows (FCCA).

Olesia Abramova_small Olesia Abramova 

Partner
Assurance Services, Estonia

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    Olesia is with EY since 2003 and has more than 14 years of professional experience in risk assessment, risk analysis, internal audit analysis, procedure and control reviews, external audit and audit related services to numerous local and international clients. She has provided audit and advisory services for various clients, directed developments of control procedures and accounting manuals and prepared financial statements for clients in wide-ranging industries (including consolidated group accounts).

    Olesia specialise in Finance, IT, Retail and Wholesale services.

    Olesia is an Estonian Authorised Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).


Stan Nahkor Stan Nahkor  

Associate Partner
Assurance Services, Estonia

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    Stan Nahkor is an experienced auditor serving both local and international companies in finance, construction and infrastructure sectors.
     
    Stan Nahkor joined EY coming from the law firm Sorainen where he was the regional head of finance responsible for operations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus. Before that, he had spent 17 years at PwC, where his responsibilities included overseeing audit engagements and recruiting audit professionals many of whom he mentored personally. Stan has also gained valuable international experience working at the PwC Toronto office for two years. Audit quality has always been his number one priority, and he has belonged to numerous international audit quality control teams.
     
    Stan has a BBA in Economics from the Estonian Business School. He is a sworn auditor and has had the honor of sitting on the board of the Estonian Auditors' Association for over three years. He is currently also a member of the Auditors Examination Board at the Ministry of Finance.

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Dace Cikmaca
Associate Partner
Assurance Services, Latvia

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    Dace has more than 15 years of professional experience serving local and international clients within Retail and Wholesale, Transportation and Logistics, Production, Forestry, and other industries.

    Dace is an audit expert of financial statements prepared in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Latvia and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). She actively participates in development of policies and procedures manuals, consultations on improvements of accounting regulations based on IPSAS and providing IPSAS trainings for public sector clients

    Dace gives lectures about development of the Latvian accounting profession. Dace is a Certified Auditor of the Republic of Latvia, a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of EY Global IPSAS team (since 2012).


Inga Gudinaite Inga Gudinaite  

Associate Partner
Assurance Services, Lithuania

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    Inga has gained wide experience in audit and other assurance services serving local and international clients operating in Manufacturing, Power & Utilities, Consumer Products and other sectors for over 16 years. Inga has extensive expertise in International Financial Reporting Standards and has deep practical knowledge of consolidation, as she is working with the largest groups operating in not only in Lithuania, but also abroad.
     
    Inga is a Certified Public Auditor of the Republic of Lithuania, a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2002. 

    In addition to her work at EY, Inga is a member the Audit Committee (2007-2012) and the board of the Lithuanian Chamber of Auditors since 2013.


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Liudas Jurkonis
Associate Partner
Fraud investigation and dispute services, the Baltic States

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    Liudas is the Baltic leader of Fraud investigation and dispute services with more than 12 years of professional experience in the areas of (fraud) risk advisory, internal controls and fraud investigation services.

    Liudas is a lecturer at the Vilnius university, a speaker in various local and international conferences and seminars on topics of fraud risk management, business integrity, anti-corruption.

    Liudas is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified AML specialist (CAMS), certified PRINCE2 project management practitioner.

    Liudas is also heading the Business ethics group in Investors' Forum association, a member of OECD Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.


Tax and Law Services

Leonas Lingis Leonas Lingis  

Partner
Tax Services Leader, the Baltic States

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    Leonas has close to 20 years of experience in Tax Advisory. His industry focus includes Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, and Financial Services.

    Leonas is experienced in coordination of large/international projects. He has extensive expertise in international taxation, transaction tax and transfer pricing. Leonas is regularly participating in tax advisory projects on planning and compliance matters, various restructuring projects, including mergers and acquisitions nationally and internationally, various due diligence projects covering inbound and outbound investments, is involved in tax policy and lobbying, tax litigation, has assisted multiple clients in VAT mapping with respect to intra-community onshore and offshore trade.

    Leonas is a member of a number of specialized investors working groups and a regular speaker at various conferences.


Jelena Semionova Jelena Semionova  

Partner
Tax Services, Lithuania

 

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    Jelena is a leading tax specialist in Communications, Energy & Utilities, Transportation, Manufacturing industries. She is involved in various tax review projects, VAT consulting, tax appeals, customs procedures and specialises in corporate, international, employment and indirect taxation. Jelena is engaged in a number of tax advisory projects, mainly focused on providing advice on national and international tax compliance and/or planning matters.

    Jelena is a Certified Public Auditor of the Republic of Lithuania, a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2002.

    Jelena is a member of the Sunrise Committee for the Reduction of Administrative Burden and on Liberalisation of Labour Relations, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania (2009-2011).


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Kestutis Lisauskas
Partner
Business Tax Services Leader, Central & South-East Europe

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    Since 1 July 2010, Kestutis is in charge of EY business tax advisory services in Central & South-East Europe. He is responsible for the development of business tax compliance, tax controversy and tax policy, tax accounting, tax performance advisory, tax services to high net worth individuals, as well as a number of other services in a diverse region comprising over 20 countries.

    Prior to taking a leading tax partner role at EY, Kestutis was a tax partner in charge of Arthur Andersen Tax and Legal practice in the Baltic States. Kestutis has over 18 years of experience in advising clients that operate in Financial Services, Technology & Communications, Retail & Consumer Products, Energy & Utilities, Transportation, Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate and other industries. Kestutis is particularly involved in tax advisory projects, focuses on advice on national and international corporate and/or individual tax compliance and/or planning matters, as well as transfer pricing. Kestutis is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2002 with sufficient post-qualification experience, designated as Fellows (FCCA); the Chairman of the Tax Committee of the Lithuanian Investors' Forum (2004 to date), a member of the Sunrise Committee for the Reduction of Administrative Burden and on Liberalisation of Labour Relations, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania (2009-2011), has acted as a member of the Consulting Council at the Lithuanian Ministry of Finance for approval or official commentaries of tax legislation (2002-2007), thereby taking a leading role in helping to shape and continuously improve Lithuanian tax legislation and tax administration practice, to make it more competitive and business friendly. He has also been a member of a number of other ad hoc expert committees, made speeches at numerous conferences and is the author of various articles in business newspapers and magazines. During 2008-2010 Kestutis served as a member of EY EMEIA Tax Advisory Board.


Ranno Tingas_small photo Ranno Tingas  

Partner
Tax Services, Estonia

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    Ranno is a leading advisor in Estonia referred to in the Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisers (Expert Guides By Euromoney). He is a lawyer with more than 10 years of experience in tax law. Ranno specializes in the following areas: corporate income tax, transfer pricing, human capital, international and EU tax issues. As a tax advisor, Ranno has participated in numerous transfer pricing, international tax planning and due diligence projects.  
     

    He is frequently writing articles about taxes and giving presentations and lectures on tax matters.  

    Ranno is a member of the International Fiscal Association and a member of the Council of the Estonian Tax Payers Union.


Photo of Ilona Butane Ilona Butane  

Partner
Tax Services, Latvia

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    Ilona has a wide experience in Tax Advisory, serving domestic and foreign clients on the application of Latvian and international tax legislation in Financial Services, Energy & Utilities, Retail & Consumer Products, Transportation, Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate, Technology, and Telecommunications.  
     
    She has an excellent knowledge of Latvian tax system, international taxation as well as Latvian business law. Her areas of specialization include general corporate tax, transfer pricing, value added tax, tax advice on M&A including due diligence and tax structuring.  
     
    Ilona is a Board member of the Latvian Certified Tax Consultants Association, a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a member of EY Worldwide (EYW) EU Tax Law Competence Group, and the leader of Latvian EYW EU Tax Law Competence Group.

Photo of Julia Lisovskaja Julija Lisovskaja  

Associate Partner
Law Services Leader, Lithuania

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    Julija has over ten years of legal practice and specializes in labor, corporate, commercial, securities, data privacy, pharmacy, regulatory, mergers and acquisitions law.
     
    Prior to joining EY, Julija was a senior associate and attorney at-law at Raidla Lejins & Norcous.
     
    Julija is a member of the Lithuanian Bar since 2009.

EY - Irmantas Misiunas Irmantas Misiunas  

Associate Partner
Tax Services, Lithuania

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    Irmantas has more than 17 years of professional experience serving domestic and international clients. He specializes in VAT and excise advisory/planning, VAT compliance, customs/AEO advisory, environmental taxes, real estate taxation, EU law and tax litigation, including EU Court of Justice representation. He has extensive expertise in Financial and Governmental services, and Energy and Utilities, Communication, Technology, Manufacturing, Real estate, Retail and Wholesale industries.

    Irmantas is the EY Baltic Tax Risk Management Leader and the Country Indirect Tax Knowledge Champion.


Vaida Lapinksiene Vaida Lapinskiene 

Partner
Global Compliance and Reporting Services Leader, Central & South-East Europe

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    Prior to taking a leading role in EY Global Compliance and Reporting practice of Central & South-East Europe, Vaida was in charge of the Accounting and Business Tax Compliance practice in the Baltic States. Vaida's main focus and expertise relates to finance, accounting and tax compliance projects for local and international companies, including cross-border multiservice compliance and reporting engagements for multinational corporations. Vaida is also engaged in finance transformation, implementation of accounting policies and procedures, ERP implementation projects. Vaida mainly specialises in Life Sciences, Government & Public sector, Energy & Utilities, and Retail & Consumer Products industries.

    Vaida is a member of EY International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) core team.


EY - Silje Sander Silje Sander 

Associate Partner
Global Compliance and Reporting Services, Estonia

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    Silje has over 8 years of professional experience in managing a variety of accounting, payroll, tax compliance, financial reporting and loan staff engagements serving domestic and international clients in IT and Life Sciences industries.

    Silje participated in numerous finance and accounting function set-up and optimization projects and worked in close cooperation with many financial shared service centers around the world.

    Prior to her present position she worked 8 years in the EY audit team and took part in various audit and advisory projects, preparing control procedures, accounting policies and procedures and annual reports (including consolidated reports) for both Estonian and international companies from a range of industries.


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Associate Partner
Global Compliance and Reporting Services, Latvia


EY - Edita Krisciuniene Edita Krisciuniene 

Associate Partner
Global Compliance and Reporting Services, Lithuania


EY - Andrius Jurele Andrius Jurele 

Associate Partner
Global Compliance and Reporting Services, Lithuania

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    Andrius has more than 15 years of extensive experience in management of accounting and tax compliance services for local and international companies, and in management of global compliance projects and serving Shared Service Centres.

    Andrius’ main areas of expertise are accounting, tax, process efficiency review and accounting centralisation.

    Andrius is a leader of Life Science sector.


Transaction Advisory Services

Photo of Guntars Krols Guntars Krols  

Partner
Transaction Advisory Services Leader, the Baltic States

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    Guntars joined EY in 1996 and since then has been building experience in the Financial and Transaction Advisory services in the Baltic States. He is responsible for managing Transaction Advisory projects: Due Diligence, M&A, Corporate Restructuring, Valuations, Financial Modeling, Transaction Integration, and Project Finance.

    He has lead a significant number of Transaction Advisory engagements advising foreign industrial and financial investors during their acquisitions in a variety of industries such as Transportation, Real Estate, Retailing, Telecommunications, Consumer Products Manufacturing. Guntars has also been an advisor to the government institutions and local clients regarding disposals and restructurings of business and has been developing PPP projects.

    Guntars holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics.


EY - Rolandas Laukaitis Rolandas Laukaitis

Associate Partner
Transaction Advisory Services, Lithuania

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    Rolandas has more than 10 years of extensive experience in Transaction advisory services in providing various transaction support (including buy side and vendor due diligence) services, valuations of business / capital equipment / intangible assets, financial modelling, M&A (sell side and buy side) advisory projects. He also has six years’ experience in financial audits.

    Rolandas has led a number of engagements serving domestic and international strategic and financial investors in various industries such as Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities, Financial services, Transportation, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Retail and Wholesale, Media and Entertainment, Biotechnology, Pharma, Constructions and Design.

    Rolandas is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2007.


Advisory Services

EY - Linas Dicpetris Linas Dicpetris  

Partner
Advisory Services Leader, the Baltic States
Government and Public Sector Leader, Central & South-East Europe

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    Linas has been serving both for EY and Arthur Andersen in Lithuania since 1992. Apart from governance, risk and control related services, Linas has also advised the Government & Public sector clients on investment attractiveness, improvement of the finance function as well as other business processes and reporting, assisted with defining the requirements for and supervision of the information systems implementation, efficiency improvement, information systems audit, improvement of institutional capacity, etc.

    Linas is a Certified Public Auditor of the Republic of Lithuania, a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2002 with sufficient post-qualification experience, designated as Fellows (FCCA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

    Twice he served as President and a Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Association of Internal Auditors. Linas is a board member of the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance.


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Andris Laucins
Partner
Advisory Quality Leader at EY Europe Middle East India & Africa
Global Client Service Partner for EBRD

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    Andris Laucins is the Advisory Quality Leader at EY Europe Middle East India & Africa (EMEIA) Practice which provides broad range of business consulting services in ares of strategy, operations (including supply chain), customer, IT advisory, advice to financial services organizations, risk management and internal controls. Andris also serves as the Global Client Service Partner for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

    As a professional business consultant with over 20 years of experience, over the recent years Andris was involved in setting up and running project/program management offices of large integrated programs, specializing in the Government & Public Sector, Energy & Utilities, and Transportation in Latvia and other countries, as well as efficiency improvement projects for a wide variety of businesses. Previously Andris was EY Advisory Services Leader in Central & South-East Europe region.
     
    Andris holds a certification of Information System Auditor (CISA) and is a PRINCE 2 Certified Project Management Practitioner. Andris has a University degree in System Analysis (Engineer and Systems Analyst) from Riga Technical University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. 
     
    Andris acted as the Vice Chairman and later as the Chairman of the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia during 2005-2010.


Photo of Nauris Klava Nauris Klava  

Partner
Advisory Services, Latvia

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    Nauris has more than 15 years of professional experience serving domestic and international clients in the Baltics, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Kazakhstan in banking and financial services, utilities, transportation and energy sectors.

    Nauris holds a Master degree in Public Administration from University of Latvia and Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

    Nauris is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Prince2 registered Project Management Practitioner.


EY - Arturas Piliponis Arturas Piliponis  

Partner
Advisory Services, the Baltic States

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    Arturas has over 15 years of experience in Advisory Services and specialises in performance improvement projects. Arturas’ fields of expertise include strategy and organisational development, optimisation of business processes and functions, program and project management, e-service development and implementation, selection and implementation of management information systems.
     
    Arturas mainly focuses on serving Finance (Insurance), Government & Public sector (public finance management, education and science, etc.) and Utilities sector clients.
     
    Arturas is a certified project management practitioner (PRINCE2).

EY - Ruta Makareviciute Ruta Makareviciute  

Partner
EMEIA Advisory Center, Government and Public Sector industry segment leader

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    Since joining EY in 2002 Ruta assists governmental institutions across EMEIA with different types of transformational projects including public finance management, better regulation and civil service reforms, strategic and budget planning, capacity building, quality management systems implementation, ESIF management and control systems improvement, as well as core and eGovernment information systems design, selection and implementation.
    Ruta’s core expertise in public finance management is in revenue administration management, state audit reforms, expenditure management and efficiency review, performance evaluation and measurement engagements, as well as design and supervision of Government Finance Management Information Systems (GFMIS) implementation.
    Ruta has over 10 years of professional experience in retail and wholesale and postal services industries.
    Ruta is a PMI® certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, and an IIA Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Lina Gvazdauskaite Lina Gvazdauskaite  

Partner
Chief Operations Officer, the Baltic States

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    Lina is a seasoned professional with nearly twenty years of experience in audit in the Financial and Retail & Manufacturing sectors, public sector accounting, and internal pan-Baltic operations management function.
    Lina was in charge of a number of projects around accounting consulting, compliance with the local IPSAS like public sector accounting and financial reporting standards provided to the public sector clients in Lithuania.
    Lina was extensively engaged in projects aimed to optimize, centralize and manage effectively the Finance, Accounting as well as Procurement functions; implement ERP and CRM systems within the organisation and for clients.
    Lina is a certified project management practitioner (PRINCE2).