REINS OF VILNIAUS PREKYBA TAKEN BY YOUNGEST CEO IN COMPANY’S HISTORY
Effective 15 March, two new members joined the board of Vilniaus Prekyba– Meri Navickė and Mantas Kuncaitis. Meri Navickė was also elected chairwoman of the board, while Mantas Kuncaitis was appointed as the company’s new CEO. The former Vilniaus Prekyba chairwoman of the board and CEO, Jolanta Bivainytė, will continue as a member of the board.
The board of Vilniaus Prekyba is now comprised of Meri Navickė (chairwoman), Jolanta Bivainytė, Jurgita Šlekytė, Rytis Jezepčikas, Robertas Čipkus and Mantas Kuncaitis.
“Vilniaus Prekyba is becoming a fast, open, Western organization. It’s fantastic when young Lithuanians who have acquired experience abroad return to work in Lithuania, and I believe Mantas’s personal traits are well-suited to leading Vilniaus Prekyba in its ongoing renewal,” Jolanta Bivainytė says.
“I accepted this challenge because I’m excited by the opportunity to create a flexible and self-learning organization based on equal relationships with the group’s companies. I feel confident, since for some time now Vilniaus Prekyba founder Nerijus Numavičius has been helping me on a mentorship basis to get an understanding of this business’s origins, also sharing his experience and values,” says Mantas Kuncaitis, the new CEO of Vilniaus Prekyba.
Mantas Kuncaitis, 26
Began his career in London as a consultant at Promontory Financial Group, a subsidiary of IBM, and as a lawyer at the international company VHR.
Since October 2018, legal counsel at Metodika B.V. Before joining the VP group, participated in activities of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats party.
Holds a master’s degree in European political economy from King’s College London and a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Greenwich.
Member of the board of the Lithuanian Community in the UK.
One of the founders of the London-based Psychological Support and Information Centre for Lithuanians.
Meri Navickė, 32
Managing Director of Metodika B.V., a holding company for Vilniaus Prekyba and the NDX Group which also performs the functions of Nerijus Numavičius’s family office.