Vilnius University, Finance and Accounting Faculty, specialising in economic cybernetics (1976).
Engineer at the Planning and Design Bureau of the Ministry of the Food Industry (1976-1978). Deputy director of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society (1984-1989). Director of the Vilnius asphalt and concrete works (1992-1994). Deputy director of the company Lithun (1996-2000).
Trade union administrator (1989-1991). Member of Lietuvos demokratinės darbo partija (Democratic Labour Party of Lithuania) (2000−2001). Member of Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija (Social Democratic Party of Lithuania) (since 2001). Vice-Chair of Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija (since 2004).
Member of Vilnius City Council (1994).
Deputy Governor of Vilnius District (1994-1996).
Member of the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania (2000-2009). Chair of the Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija group in the Seimas (2008-2009).
Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania (2001-2005). Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania (2005-2007). Acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania (2006).
Member of the Seimas delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (2008-2009).
Founder of the charitable foundation 'Padėkime kitiems' (Let's help others) (since 2003).
Honours: Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Lithuania (Rolandas Paksas, President of the Republic of Lithuania, 6 February 2004); Order of the Great Cross (Grã-Cruz) for merit (Office of the President of Portugal, 29 May 2002); honorary decoration for making a personal contribution to advancing Lithuania's transatlantic relations on the occasion of the Republic of Lithuania's invitation to join NATO (Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania, 23 November 2002); Afanasy Nikitin Medal for making a great contribution to the development of transport bringing regions and nations closer together (Sergey Frank, Transport Minister of the Russian Federation, 9 September 2003); medal commemorating the 750th anniversary of the coronation of the King Mindaugas of Lithuania (Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, 23 July 2003).
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