New Ambassador Addresses Business Leaders Thursday, June 17, 2021

You are invited to attend a special virtual meeting
to discuss Lithuanian American business opportunities
with the newly appointed
Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States of America

Her Excellency Audra Plepytė
Thursday, June 17
12 noon ET
(11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT)

Ambassador Audra Plepytė will present her goals for bi-lateral trade and investment, identify priority and high-
growth business sectors, share new efforts to assist cross-border transactions, and report on the latest news
from Lithuania’s ministers and business leadership.

Followed by her presentation, Ambassador Plepytė looks forward to a dynamic Q/A session, open to ideas, best practices, queries and suggestions.

Ambassador Audra Plepytė assumed the duties of Ambassador of Lithuania to the U.S. in May 2021. Prior to her appointment, she was Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations from 2017 to 2021. Ambassador Plepytė served as Director of the European Union Department at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs from 2014 to 2017.

She was Lithuania’s Ambassador to Spain and the World Tourism Organization between 2010 and 2014, and the Director of the Ministry’s Personnel Department from 2009 to 2010.

Her other assignments within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs included leading the International Missions and Conflict Prevention Division (2008-2009), serving as Deputy Representative to the
Political and Security Committee within Lithuania’s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels (2004-2008), and heading the Human Rights and Non-Governmental Organizations Division (2003-2004).

Her service also included postings as Deputy Permanent Representative and Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations (1999-2002), Counsellor at Lithuania’s Embassy to the United States (1999), Head of the Foreign Ministry’s Northern European Division (1998-1999) and Advisor to the CBSS Commissioner for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (1997-1998).

Ambassador Plepytė has BA and MA in Philosophy at Vilnius University. She also has a diploma from the Institute of International Relations at Vilnius University, as well as a certificate of Diplomatic studies at Oxford University in UK.

Special thanks to the Sponsors and Partners of the North American Lithuanian Business Forum

Lietuvos Fondas
Spina Organics

Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the U.S.
Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Chicago
Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York
Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Lithuanian to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Baltic American Chamber of Commerce
Global Lithuanian Leaders
LABA.LA Lithuanian American Business Association in Los Angeles
San Francisco & Bay Area Lithuanians
Lithuanian City of Chicago Club
Lithuanian Professionals NY
Washington DC Lithuanian Professionals
Canadian Lithuanian Professionals Group