Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Antanas Guoga, has been named public CIO (Chief of Investment Officer) to the mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Simasius.
“Vilnius has to gather people from around the world, so we can become better economically and even more potential investors will discover our country as the best place to invest in. Lithuania would benefit from such new investment connections to create better work places and a better future for Vilnius,” states Mayor Simasius.
Mr. Guoga has an excellent knowledge of how investment mechanisms work. He has been known as a successful investor with experience in international world markets. At the moment, the Lithuanian politician is working as a Member of the European Parliament, where he is part of the committee for internal market and consumer protection (IMCO). That is how Antanas is always engaged in discussions with the biggest business companies that are searching for new investment opportunities in Europe. Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Walt Disney, Uber, as well as many other companies known worldwide, have their representatives in Brussels and are constantly organizing different initiatives, and participating in the law-making agenda for the digital single market in the EP. “In my daily work in the EP, I have an amazing opportunity to present Vilnius as the city for future investments. I have been successfully working on it until now. I will continue representing Lithuania and Vilnius because I am certain that Vilnius can offer so much to potential investors. The more investments, the better people in Vilnius will live,” says Mr. Guoga.
Last autumn, Mr. Guoga organized “#SWITCH!,” the biggest ICT and Entrepreneurship event in the Baltic region. This event had over 6000 participants, including representatives of some of the biggest digital businesses. One of those businesses was Uber, which after one month, already started a business in Vilnius. Mr. Guoga says that “this is a success story which shows that here, in Vilnius, we are open to business, and we can implement new and very ambitious business projects fast and effectively. I believe that Mayor Simasius and I we will be a great team and will invite these businesses, which are interesting for people in Vilnius, to invest in and implement their ideas here.”
Besides Mr. Guoga, the team of public advisors of Mayor Simasius includes Jacek Jan Komar (covers issues related to Polish ethnic community), Paulius Martinkus (responsible for controlling and auditing of the companies which belong to Vilnius municipality), Rimantas Micka (covers issues related to local communities), Jurga Tapiniene (responsible for public relations and strategic communication), and Daniel Liupshitz (covers issues related to Jewish ethnic community). The work of public advisors is non-remunerated.