Aivaras has 20 years of experience of managing large pools of money across Emerging Markets in public, private equity and real estate. During 2002-2014, he co-owned and was at the core of building East Capital, one of the largest and most reputable AM companies focusing on GEMs with AUM of USD 4bn. After the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine, Aivaras, a Lithuanian national, was asked to serve as Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Over 1.5 years, he built and managed the strongest and most reform-minded team in the entire government. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in international business from Concordia University Wisconsin and Concordia International University – Estonia.