Two outstanding European diplomats join EHU Governing Board

Two outstanding European diplomats join EHU Governing Board

European Humanities University (EHU) General Assembly of Part-Owners (GAPO) has endorsed Lithuania’s Ambassador-at-Large for Eastern Partnership Dr. Žygimantas Pavilionis and Swedish diplomat Lennart Båge to join EHU Governing Board.

On February 23 EHU GAPO voted to endorse the membership of two new candidates for the EHU Governing Board: Lithuania’s Ambassador-at-Large for Eastern Partnership Dr. Žygimantas Pavilionis and UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ex-President Lennart Båge.

EHU and Ambassador Žygimantas Pavilionis maintain steady cooperation with each other for many years. Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador Pavilionis have made great efforts to restore EHU activities in Vilnius and continue to provide substantial political support for the University.

After Prof. Daniel Tarschys stepped down from the position of the Chair of the Governing Board, Sweden – as of the main EHU donor countries – will be represented by Lennart Båge, a distinguished  member of Swedish diplomatic service since 1974.

EHU Governing Board is responsible for strategic management, finances and effective functioning of the University. The members of the Governing Board are outstanding figures in the field of higher education from around the world. Currently the Governing Board is composed of 16 members. The former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University Dr. Anne Lonsdale serves as Governing Board Acting Chair.

Dr. Žygimantas Pavilionis is a Lithuanian diplomat, former Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. Since 2010 he served as Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States and Mexico. Currently, Dr. Pavilionis serves as Lithuania's Ambassador-at-Large for Eastern Partnership.

Lennart Båge is a Swedish diplomat, former Swedish Ambassador, former Permanent Secretary of Sida's Department for Research Cooperation. In 2001-2009 Mr. Båge served as the President of UN International Fund for Agricultural Development.

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