ALGIRDAS BUTKEVIČIUS

Date of birth: 19 November 1958
Place of birth: Paežeriai Village, Radviliškis District, Lithuania
1977 graduation from Šeduva Secondary School, district of Radviliškis.
1984 Diploma of Engineering Economist, Faculty of Economics, Vilnius Engineering Construction Institute (currently Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)
1990–1991 Diploma of Technical Manager, Lithuanian Management Academy
1995 Master’s Degree in Management, Kaunas University of Technology
1994 Traineeship, Management Academy in Würzburg, Germany. 1998, 1999, 2001 – traineeships in the United States of America and Denmark.
2008 Doctor’s Degree in Economics
1982-1985 Industrial Association “Žemūktechnika”, Vilkaviškis district
1985-1990 Architect, Executive Committee of Vilkaviškis district; Inspector, State Construction and Architecture Unit, Vilkaviškis district
1991-1995 Deputy Governor, Vilkaviškis district
1995-1996 Director of Market Research and Marketing, Joint Stock Company AB Vilkasta
1996–2008 Member of the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Seimas, elected in Vilkaviškis electoral constituency No 68 as candidate of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party. He has served in the following committees: Committee on Budget and Finance (Chairman in 2001-2004), Committee on European Affairs (2005–2006) and Committee on Economics (2006–2008)
2004–2005 Minister of Finance, 12th and 13th Governments of the Republic of Lithuania
2006–2008 Minister of Transport and Communications, 14th Government of the Republic of Lithuania
1990–1997 and 2000–2002 Member of the Municipal Council of Vilkaviškis district
1995–1997 Member of the Municipal Board of Vilkaviškis district
7 December 2012 appointed Prime Minister by Presidential Decree

Since 1992 Member of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party, including his service in the capacity of Chairman of Vilkaviškis Department of the Social Democratic Party in 1995-1997, Deputy Chairman of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party in 1999-2005 (re-elected in 2001), and Chairman of the same party since 2009
Interests: state and municipal financial management and taxation policy
Hobbies: reading, sports, etc

Foreign languages: Russian and English
Family: Wife Janina and daughter Indrė.