Members of the Seimas 

Juozas OLEKAS
 
Member of the Seimas 2012-2016
Juozas OLEKAS

 
Member of the Seimas from 11/16/2012 till 11/14/2016
 
 
Position
 
Committees of the SeimasPolitical Groups of the Seimas
History
 
Was elected to the Seimas 2008 - 2012.
Was elected to the Seimas 2004 - 2008.
Was elected to the Seimas 2000 - 2004.
Was elected to the Seimas 1996 - 2000.
 

Biography

 

Date of birth

30 October 1955

Place of birth

Bolshoy Ungut Village, Mansk District, Krasnoyarsk Krai (Russia)

 

 

Education

 

1987

Doctor of Medicine, Vilnius State University (currently Vilnius University)

1976–1980

Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius State University, Doctor’s Qualification

1974–1976

Kaunas Medical Institute (currently Lithuanian University of Health Sciences)

1963–1974

Salomėja Nėris Secondary School (currently Salomėja Nėris Basic School) in Vilkaviškis

 

 

Work experience

 

1994–2004

Senior Assistant, then Associate Professor, Odontology Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University

1994–1997

Head Physician, Vilnius University Žalgiris Hospital

1993–1994

Head, Surgeon, Plastic Surgery and Traumatology Division, Vilnius Ambulance University Hospital

1992–1993

Senior Research Fellow, Plastic Surgery Clinic, Vilnius University

1982–1989

Senior Research Fellow, Microsurgery Laboratory, Vilnius State University

1980–1990

Physician, Vilnius University Red Cross Hospital

 

 

Political career

 

 

Member of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party

Since 2012

Member, Committee on National Security and Defence

 

Member, Lithuanian Social Democratic Party Political Group

 

Minister of National Defence

2008–2012

Member, Committee on National Security and Defence

 

Member, Committee on Education, Science and Culture

 

Member, Commission for the Rights and Affairs of Participants of Resistance to Occupation Regimes and Victims of Occupation

 

Member, Commission for Parliamentary Scrutiny of Operational Activities

 

Member, Commission of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the Lithuanian World Community

2006–2008

Minister of National Defence

2004–2008

Member, Committee on Health Affairs

 

Member, Committee on National Security and Defence

 

Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs

 

Chair, Seimas Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

2003–2004

Minister of Health

2000–2004

Member, Deputy Chair, Committee on Health Affairs

 

Member, Committee on National Security and Defence

 

Member, Commission for the Rights and Affairs of Participants of Resistance to Occupation Regimes and Victims of Occupation

 

Member, Seimas Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

1996–2000

Member, Committee on Health Affairs

 

Deputy Chair, Commission for the Rights and Affairs of Participants of Resistance to Occupation Regimes and Victims of Occupation

1990–1992

Minister of Health

1989–1990

People’s Deputy (nominated by the Lithuanian Reform Movement), Member of the Lithuanian Delegation to Supreme Council of the USSR

Since 1989

Member, Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (Deputy Chairman of the Party in 1999–2004 and since 2007)

 

Miscellaneous

Awards: National Prize of Lithuania for achievements in the field of reconstructive microsurgery together with a team of microsurgeons from Vilnius University (1988); Medal of Independence of Lithuania (2000); Commander’s Cross of the Order of Oranje-Nassau of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (2008)

Other activities: participant in the Lithuanian Reform Movement Sąjūdis; Member, Seimas of the Lithuanian Reform Movement Sąjūdis (1988–1990); Member, Executive Board, Regional Office for Europe, World Health Organisation (1992–1993); Member, International Microsurgery Association (since 1988); President, Baltic Public Health Institute (1993–1996); Member, International Face and Jowl Surgery Association (since 1994); Chairman, Medical Board (1994–1998); Deputy Chairman, Lithuanian National Committee for UNICEF (1996–2000); President, Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (1999–2003); Member, European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (since 1999); Honorary President, Lithuanian Street Children Football Federation (1996–2005); Member, Vilnius Rotary Club (since 1990); Member, Editorial Board, journal Stomatologija (since 1994); Member, Editorial Board, journal Medicina (1996–1998); Member, Board of Steponas Kairys Fund (since 2005); Vice-President, football club Seimas (2005–2009) and President of the Club (since 2009); Vice-President, Seimas European Club (since 2005); over 60 scientific reports at national and international scientific conferences

Publications: author, co-author and compiler of a number of books; over 100 academic publications

Foreign languages: English, Russian

Hobbies: gardening, sport, dancing, theatre, hunting

 

Family

Married with two daughters and a son

 
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