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His Excellency Ambassador Žygimantas Pavilionis, M.Phil., KCOM, CCOM, KCOO-N, CCOLII

 

His Excellency Ambassador Žygimantas Pavilionis, M.Phil., KCOM, CCOM, KCOO-N, CCOLII - Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States of America - Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - http://newwestminstercollege.ca

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: His Excellency Ambassador Žygimantas Pavilionis, M.Phil., KCOM, CCOM, KCOO-N, CCOLII

His Excellency Žygimantas Pavilionis is a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America and Mexico. He attended Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania from 1989 to 1995 and earned a Master’s Degree in Philosophy (MPhil). Ambassador Pavilionis’ language proficiency includes: Lithuanian, Russian, French, Italian and English, and he is learning German and Spanish.

Ambassador Pavilionis has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and his professional leadership experience includes:

  • 1993-1994: Third Secretary, West European Division, Lithuanian Foreign Ministry
  • 1994-1995: Assistant of Director, Political Department, Lithuanian Foreign Ministry
  • 1995-1998: First Secretary, European Correspondent, Political Cooperation Division, European Integration Department, Lithuanian Foreign Ministry
  • 1998-1999: Acting Head, European Correspondent, Political Cooperation Division, European Integration Department, Lithuanian Foreign Ministry
  • 1999-2001: Counselor, Co-Secretary of EU-Lithuania Association Council, Lithuanian Permanent Mission to the European Communities, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2000-2002: Co-Secretary of the EU-Lithuania Accession Conference
  • 2002-2003: Deputy Chief Negotiator of Lithuania for the EU accession, Director of European Integration Department, Lithuanian Foreign Ministry
  • 2004-2005: Director of European Union Department, Lithuanian Foreign Ministry
  • 2004-2008: Political Director, Lithuanian Foreign Ministry
  • 2008: Deputy Head, Commission for Security of Energy Supply after 2009
  • 2008-2009:  Deputy Head, Working Group for Evaluation of Totalitarian Crimes at the EU Level
  • 2006-2009: Undersecretary (European and Security Policies and Energy Security), Lithuanian MFA
  • 2009-2010: Ambassador-at-Large, Chief Coordinator for Lithuania’s Presidency of the Community of Democracies and Transatlantic Relations
  • 2010-Present: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America
  • 2011-Present: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Mexico

Ambassador Pavilionis’ honours and decorations include:

  • Knight’s Cross, Order of Merits to Lithuania
  • Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit, Republic of Poland
  • Knight’s Cross of the Order of Oranje-Nassau, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Commander’s Cross of the Order of Leopold II, Kingdom of Belgium
  • Distinguished Fellow, New Westminster College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • The Mark Palmer Prize

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, His Excellency Ambassador Žygimantas Pavilionis is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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