We all contribute for the benefit of Lithuania in our own individual way: some by the deeds promote the name of Lithuania globally, others share the connections, ideas, finances acquired through the global professional experience.
I invite you to nominate for the Global Lithuanian Awards talented and ambitious personalities taking active part in the growth of green, innovative and progressive Lithuania.

Gitanas Nausėda

President of the Republic of Lithuania
Patron of Global Lithuanian Awards

Main Partners

Global Lithuanian Awards

Global Lithuanian Awards | GLA are the only national awards in Lithuania acknowledging and rewarding the remarkable achievements of Lithuanian diaspora professionals and their contribution to the economy, science and culture of Lithuania as well as its global standing.

Global Lithuanian Awards | GLA aim to acknowledge global professional achievements, sincere connection and devotion of global Lithuanians, share their stories as role models for inspiration.

Global Lithuanian Awards | GLA are organised from 2012 by Global Lithuanian Leaders – non-profit and non-governmental organisation building and engaging the network of Lithuanian professional diaspora.

GLL Awards 2019

Global Lithuanian Awards 2020

The year of global challenges inspire creative approach to important traditions - the celebration of Global Lithuanian Awards will last through January 2021! Every week will be devoted to a newly announced Laureate sharing his story and initiating thematic discussions and much more!

December 29 will witness the festive opening of the month-long celebration of Global Lithuanian Awards - announcement of the nominees and the launch of public voting in the category Most Prominent Global Lithuanian.

December 6 marks the deadline for open nomination. Everybody - personally or in the name of an organisation - are welcome to propose global Lithuanians for Global Lithuanian Awards.


Who can nominate?

All people, State institutions, business and non-governmental organisations in Lithuania and abroad presenting their nominations in accordance with criteria and categories specified in the Nomination Form of the official site of the Global Lithuanian Awards - www.GLLawards.com.

Who can be nominated?

Global Lithuanians and people of Lithuanian affiliation matching the following criteria:

  • international professional experience,
  • tight relations with Lithuania,
  • feasible impact on development of Lithuania in different areas,
  • promotion of the name of Lithuania.
What are the categories of nominations?
  • For investments attracted to Lithuania,
  • For creation of business connections,
  • For scientific innovations brought to Lithuania,
  • For international experience brought to Lithuanian regions,
  • For the promotion of the name of Lithuania globally,
  • For leadership in times of global challenges,
  • For talent attraction to Lithuania.

The list and the wording of the categories may vary upon the decision of The Jury in accordance with the list of nominees.

What is the deadline for nomination?

October 2021.

Who selects the Laureates?

The Jury. One of the categories will be offered for public voting on LRT.lt, media partner of the Global Lithuanian Awards.

Who forms The Jury?

Representatives of Global Lithuanian Leaders and main partners of the event, former Laureates of the Awards and prominent public figures of Lithuania. The Jury varies from year to year, the final list is approved by the Board of Global Lithuanian Leaders.

The Jury

Tauras Bublys


Chairman of the Board of the Lithuanian Foundation

Lina Dusevičienė


Diaspora engagement expert & practitioner

Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė


Director General of LRT, journalist

Marius Jakulis Jason


Lawyer, investor and philanthropist, founder of MJJ foundation, Global Lithuanian Awards 2019 laureate

Mantas Katinas


General manager of Invest Lithuania

Vladas Lašas


GLL Board Member, Lithuanian entrepreneur, science and technology enthusiast, innovation facilitator

Egidijus Meilūnas


Ambassador-at-Large, Department of Lithuanians Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Daiva Navarette


Honorary Consul of Lithuania, American businesswoman, Global Lithuanian Awards 2015 laureate

Sigita Šimkuvienė


Board member of Lithuanian World Community

Vilija Viešūnaitė


TRINITI JUREX Managing Partner in Lithuania, Head of Intellectual Property Practice Group


Pictures by Martynas Zaremba, Justinas Auškelis, and Tomas Bauras.

About Global Lithuanian Leaders

Global Lithuanian Leaders | GLL is a non-governmental non-profit organisation with the mission to connect the network of diaspora professionals and engage them for the development of Lithuania.

GLL identifies and builds into network active diaspora professionals eager to participate in the process of creation of global opportunities for Lithuanian business, science, promotion of the name of Lithuania, exchange of knowledge and experience.

During 10 years of operations, GLL network has brought together 25 clubs of Lithuanian professionals abroad as well as over 2000 global Lithuanian professionals from 49 countries. It offers effective means and projects for their engagement in and for Lithuania.

More information on GLL and its membership at www.lithuanianleaders.org