Management - Girteka Logistics
Edvardas Liachovičius
CEO Girteka Holding
Edvardas Liachovičius became CEO at Girteka Holding in 2021, following the strategic restructuring of the organization.

Edvardas joined Girteka Logistics in 1997, as the fourth employee of the company, becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2008, contributing to successful and sustainable growth of the company.

Alongside the vast experience in Logistics, Edvardas holds International Executive MBA from the BMI Institute, completed programs at the Wharton School and Honsha.
Edvardas is a minority shareholder and a Board Member at Girteka Logistics.

Pavel Kveten
Chief Operating Officer, Europe
Pavel Kveten was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the European business unit in July 2021, after becoming Chief Operating Officer of the Russian business unit also in January 2021. Until then P. Kveten served the office of Chief Commercial Officer for the same unit in from 2018, taking responsibility for international and domestic transportation in Russia, as well as the warehousing business.

Pavel started his career in Girteka Logistics in 2011 as a Transport Coordinator in the Excised Cargo Unit. Since 2014, he continued his career at the Russian business unit as a Manager of the Thermoregulated Cargo Department responsible for cargo transportation from Europe to Russia by thermoregulated trailers.

Pavel completed a Master’s degree in Marketing, Strategy and Management at the BI Norwegian Business School in 2019, as well as a Master’s degree in Marketing at the ISM University of Management and Economics in 2020.

Jens Romer Sode
Chief Operating Officer, Scandinavia

Jens Romer Sode joined Girteka Logistics in 2021, as Chief Operating Officer of the Scandinavian business unit, bringing over 30 years of professional experience in logistics.

Before joining Girteka Logistics, for the past three years, Jens worked as the Regional Vice President for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at APL Logistics. During his tenure there, he strengthened the organization’s presence within the region, focusing on strategic growth, employee engagement and personally led several key commercial projects. Prior to that, Jens worked at Damco as the CEO of the Benelux area and as the Global Head of Lifestyle Vertical. In total, his career within the Maersk group spanned more than 20 years in various roles.

Zigmas Mikoliūnas
Chief Operating Officer, Russia/CIS
Zigmas Mikoliūnas was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Russian business unit in July 2021. He started his career at Girteka Logistics in 2006 as Assistant manager and after climbing several career steps he became Head of Excise cargo department in the Russian business unit in 2015. After that he served as Head of Russian department in the Russian business unit from 2019 holding this position until becoming COO of the latter business unit.

Z. Mikoliūnas holds a Bachelor of Science in IT engineering from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and Executive Master of Management at ISM University of Management and Economics.

Sigitas Meilūnas
Chief Operating Officer, Girteka Fleet
In 2021, Sigitas Meilūnas was appointed as Chief Operating Officer at Girteka Fleet, after holding the position of the Chief Commercial Officer for the business unit for three years.

Sigitas joined the company in 2006 as courier and grew along with the organization. With 10+ years of experience in transport and logistics, he was well performing by setting the direction of the company‘s strategy, maintaining long term relationships with key strategic partners and expanding business opportunities.

Sigitas completed his Bachelor of Transport Technological Equipment at Vilnius Tech in 2006 and will complete his Executive Master in Management at ISM University of Management and Economics in 2021.

He has experience in commercial strategy and organization development the development of the organization from previous responsibilities in Girteka Logistics.

Mindaugas Pasilauskas
Transport Asset Management Director
Mindaugas Pasilauskas joined Girteka Logistics in 2019 as Transport Asset Management Director, overseeing the organization and of the entire Girteka Logistics fleet.

Leading Class Trucks Business Unit, Mindaugas draws from his deep knowledge of global strategy implementation and multinational markets across industries.

Mindaugas’ experience as Managing Director in previous companies gives him outstanding ability to bring the big picture perspective to products, markets and company divisions.

Mindaugas holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from KTU.

Jens Hovgaard Jensen
Chief People Officer
Jens Hovgaard Jensen joined Girteka Logistics in November 2021 coming from Maersk Group of companies where he has held various HR roles in the last 14 years, latest as CHRO for Maersk Supply Service.

He brings an extensive global and multicultural experience in his previous roles running global organizational re-designs in Maersk Line, successfully leading large projects in all aspects of HR/People, including M&A, Incentives, Performance, HRIS system selection, and implementation, Leadership, Learning, etc.

Jens H. Jensen holds an MBA from IMD, Switzerland, a graduate diploma from Copenhagen Business School and officers’ education from the Royal Danish Military Academy.

Vytenis Šuklys
Chief Finance Officer
Vytenis Šuklys joined Girteka Logistics as Chief Finance Officer in 2021, taking the responsibility of for the organization’s financial management.

Prior to joining Girteka Logistics, Vytenis accumulated extensive experience in finance, including as Head of Finance and Administration at Adampolis Group, Vice President Finnance and Administration at Avion Express and Group CFO at Scandagra Group.

Vytenis has completed an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) at Baltic Management Insitute and holds a Bachelor in Economics from Vilnius University.

Martynas Sarapinas
Chief Information Officer
Martynas Sarapinas has a broad technology and transformation leadership experience from leading positions in financial & technology companies.

In 2019, Martynas Sarapinas was appointed Chief Information Officer at Girteka Logistics. His responsibility covers all aspects of organizational digital transformation including technology & engineering functions, strategy execution initiatives and operational excellence.

He previously held positions as First Vice President at Danske Bank, MobilePay and strategic transformational roles at Barclays Bank PLC.

Martynas Sarapinas holds a Master’s degree in Finance & Business Management, along with several executive education programs at Oxford Saïd Business School and Kellogg School of Management.

Mindaugas Paulauskas
CEO Girteka Transport
Mindaugas Paulauskas was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Girteka Transport in 2021.

Mindaugas joined Girteka Logistics in 2008 as Transport manager, and growing together with the company, he was appointed as Head of Transport Process division. In 2017 he was appointed Head of Transport Development division, responsible for transport management, fleet maintenance and truck drivers performance, becoming Chief Transport Officer in 2019.

Prior to joining Girteka Logistics Mindaugas was an Engineer in a nuclear powerplant. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from KTU.