Representatives of Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, Swedbank, and Hanner have topped the country’s most influential businesspersons list, according to a survey published by Delfi.lt.
Robertas Dargis, ex-president of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, Nerijus Mačiulis, Swedbank's chief economist, and Arvydas Avulis, board chairman at the property development group Hanner, topped the list.
The trio are then followed in the annual rating by Raimondas Kuodis, deputy chairman of the central Bank of Lithuania, Nerijus Numavičius, the key shareholder of the Vilniaus Prekyba business group, Darius Mockus, the president of MG Baltic, Danas Arlauskas, the head of the Lithuanian Business Confederation of Employers, Vladas Algirdas Bumelis, chairman of Biotechpharma, economist Romas Lazutka, and Valdas Sutkus, the former president of the Lithuanian Business Confederation,
The experts were surveyed by the magazine Reitingai (Ratings). The opinion poll was carried out in May–June and involved 893 people, including politicians, journalists, businesspersons and public figures.
Gintaras Sarafinas, editor-in-chief at Reitingai, stressed that the survey was carried out before Dargis was replaced by Vidmantas Janulevicius as president of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, and Sutkus left the position of the Lithuanian Business Confederation due to suspicions brought against him by Lithuania's law enforcement.
"These two things were not considered in the survey," he said.
Delfi.lt has been producing ratings of Lithuania's most influential people for the past six years.