Lithuanian business leaders have named Robertas Dargis, property developer and the president of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, as the country's most influential person in the field of business. He tops the list for the fifth year in a row, the Delfi.lt online news site reports.
The Reitingai magazine's survey of the country's business leaders put MG Baltic President Darius Mockus at number two in the category of businesspeople and economists, followed by Swedbank Lithuania's chief economist Nerijus Mačiulis.
The three men scored 659, 330 and 317 points, respectively.
Further down the top-ten list are Raimondas Kuodis, an economist and the deputy chairman of the central bank's board, Nerijus Numavičius, the majority shareholder of the Vilniaus Prekyba Group, Arvydas Avulis, the chairman of the board at the property development group Hanner, GetJar founder Ilja Laurs, Biotechpharma chairman Vladas Algirdas Bumelis, and Danas Arlauskas, the head of the Lithuanian Business Employers' Confederation.
The Reitingai magazine polled 1,013 people from “elite groups” between June 20 and July 20. The survey was commissioned by Delfi.lt.
A separate public opinion poll carried out by the pollster Spinter Tyrimai put Avulis at the top of the ranking of Lithuania's most influential businesspeople and economists, followed by Mockus in second position and Dargis in third place.
Most influential people in Lithuanian business
1. Robertas Dargis
property developer, president of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, owner and CEO of Eika
2. Darius Mockus
president of MG Baltic
3. Nerijus Mačiulis
chief economist at Swedbank Lithuania
4. Raimondas Kuodis
economist, deputy chairman of the Bank of Lithuania
5. Nerijus Numavičius
owner of Vilniaus Prekyba Group
6. Arvydas Avulis
property developer, board chairman of Hanner
7. Ilja Laurs
investor, founder of GetJar
8. Vladas Algirdas Bumelis
biotechnologist, chairman of Biotechpharma
9. Valdas Sutkus
president of the Lithuanian Business Confederation
10. Danas Arlauskas
president of the Lithuanian Business Employers' Confederation