Dalia Grybauskaitė: Chair, President, Republic of Lithuania, 2009-Present
Dalia Grybauskaitė is the current President of the Republic of Lithuania, elected on May 17, 2009. Grybauskaitė graduated in 1983 from the then Leningrad University with a degree in political economy, she subsequently received a doctoral degree in economics in 1988 from the Moscow Academy of Public Sciences. In 1993, she became Director of the Economic Relations Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A year later she was appointed the Extraordinary Envoy and Plenipotentiary Minister at the Lithuanian Mission to the EU. She returned to Lithuania in 1999 and in the same year started working as Deputy Minister of Finance and later became Minister of Finance. In 2004, Grybauskaitė was appointed EU Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget. After spending one year in the European Commission, she was elected "Commissioner of the Year 2005.” Grybauskaitė is currently the Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders.
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