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

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

Alongside the vast experience in logistics, Edvardas holds International Executive MBA from the BMI Institute and completed programs at the Wharton School and Honsha.

Edvardas is a minority shareholder and a Board Member at Girteka.

Pavel Kveten
Europe East, CIS, East Countries
Pavel started his career in Girteka in 2011 as a Transport Coordinator in the Excised Cargo Unit. Since 2014, he continued his career at the East business unit as a Manager of the Thermoregulated Cargo Department responsible for cargo transportation from Europe to East countries by thermoregulated trailers. Throughout his years at Girteka, he was COO of the East unit and in July 2021 he was given responsibilities of western Europe logistics services, as COO of Western Europe Unit. From the beginning of 2023, Pavel has taken over the management of developing Eastern activities and providing logistics services in CIS and East countries, as well as between Asia and Europe.

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 in 2021, as Chief Operating Officer of the Scandinavian business unit, bringing over 30 years of professional experience in logistics.

Before joining Girteka, 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, and 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.

Mindaugas Pasilauskas
Chief Executive Officer, Girteka Europe West
Mindaugas Pasilauskas joined Girteka in 2019 as ClassTrucks Director, overseeing the organization and the entire Girteka fleet.

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

Starting from January 2nd, 2023, Mindaugas Pasilauskas took place as CEO of Girteka Europe West. The organization, a separate entity, will further develop logistics services in Western and Central Europe, with a focus on the full-truck-load international refrigerated road transport market.

Mindaugas’ experience as Managing Director in previous companies gives him an 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.

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

Sigitas joined the company in 2006 as a 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.

Vytenis Norusis
Interim Chief Executive Officer, ClassTrucks
Vytenis Norusis has joined ClassTrucks in January 2020, as Head of Sales Europe, to lead and manage sales teams, and continue business development in the European market. Vytenis has 17 years of experience in the area of management in the leading retail chains in the Baltics and all of Europe. From January 2023 he was appointed as intern-CEO of ClassTrucks, for creating and executing business unit strategy and action plans.

Vytenis Norusis holds a Master’s degree in Organization Management and Business Administration and is currently studying for an Executive Master’s in Management from ISM University of Management and Economics.

Jens Hovgaard Jensen
Chief People Officer
Jens Hovgaard Jensen joined Girteka in November 2021 coming from the 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 from 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 an officers’ education from the Royal Danish Military Academy.

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

Prior to joining Girteka, Vytenis accumulated extensive experience in finance, including as Head of Finance and Administration at Adampolis Group, Vice President of Finance 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 broad technology and transformation leadership experience from leading positions in financial & technology companies.

In 2019, Martynas Sarapinas was appointed Chief Information Officer at Girteka. 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
Chief Executive Officer, Girteka Transport
Mindaugas Paulauskas was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Girteka Transport in 2021.

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

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