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Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė


AgriFood Lithuania

Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė is currently Director of AgriFood Lithuania, a non-profit organization established in 2011 in Vilnius that brings together major research, business and public stakeholders in Lithuania for the common mission of transforming agriculture, food and associated sectors with digital-based innovations. AgriFood Lithuania is recognized by the European Commission as good practice digital innovation hub and cluster, and as EIT Food hub in Lithuania. Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė  has a vast experience in product development and innovation for research, development and implementation, with a focus on information technologies and services, and ICT products on a cross-sectoral basis. She has more than 12 years of experience as an international digitalization expert in national and international working groups. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in economics at the Institute of Economics and Rural Development of the Lithuanian Center for Social Sciences. Her scientific area of interest evaluates the effectiveness of the industries' twin transition, digitalization and the Green Deal, in EU Member States. Since 2021 she is Chairwoman of the Agri - Food and Bioeconomy Committee and of the Labour, Social Policy and Human Resources Committee at the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists. In 2022 she was appointed as a Vice-Chair of the Food and Agriculture Committee at Business at OECD, won the title of European Cluster Manager of The Year, and was nominated by the EIT Food community for the EIT Women Leadership award. She acted as speaker during many national and international events on the twin transition in the EU, and is an active promoter of collaboration for the creation of ecosystems that transform the food sector.