Vitalij Bedugnis, a lawyer and one of the members of the Akropolis Group’s Board, has been appointed as the CEO of Akropolis Group, the leading shopping and entertainment center development and management company in the Baltic States. V. Bedugnis took up his new position on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
Prior to this appointment, V. Bedugnis spent 4 years as a member of the Board and the head of the Legal Department of Akropolis Group, as well as a member of the Board of the company managing the Akropole shopping and entertainment center in Riga, Latvia. In the previous stage of his career, he held the position of a lawyer at the international law firm TGS Baltic and law firm Baltic Legal Solutions Lietuva. V. Bedugnis graduated from Vilnius University with a degree in law.
“I appreciate the trust the placed in me and I accept this career challenge. Akropolis has become my second home in the last few years. I believe that together with the company's international team, with whom we have completed many successful projects over the recent years, we will further strengthen the position of Akropolis as a leader in shopping and entertainment centers in Lithuania and Latvia, and fulfil the company's goals,” says Bedugnis.
Mantas Kuncaitis, the Chairman of the Board and the Director of Vilniaus Prekyba, who temporarily acted as the CEO of Akropolis Group for the last few months, is continuing his work as the Chairman of the Board of Akropolis Group.
"I appreciate Vitalij's broad and complex approach, his understanding of Akropolis' business, as well as his managerial and leadership skills and dedication to the company. I believe that the ability to think broadly and act quickly will help the company to successfully implement future projects and achieve the set goals”, says M. Kuncaitis.
JSC Akropolis Group is a holding company that manages real estate project development and leasing services companies in Lithuania and Latvia. The company manages Akropolis shopping & entertainment centers in Vilnius, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Akropole in Riga, Latvia. JSC Akropolis Group belongs to Vilniaus Prekyba Group of companies, one of the largest trading companies in the Baltic States and the Central and Eastern European region.