Antanas Guoga

Antanas Guoga

Member of the European Parliament for the Liberal Movement

Antanas Guoga (born in Lithuania in December 17, 1973), Lithuanian member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party of the European Parliament, is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and one of the leaders in preparing Europe to be able to experience great success in the 21st Century Digital Age.

Mr. Guoga is known for many things, but one of the most important ones is that he is a very committed enabler of entrepreneurship, as well as a venture capitalist that invests in digital start-up companies. He has been a successful entrepreneur in his constituency of Lithuania, as well as his second home of Australia where he went at the age of 11, as well as the United States for more than a decade.

As an MEP and a member of the Internal Market and Consumers (IMCO) Committee Mr. Guoga focuses on thriving Digital Single Market initiatives. He is an active policy maker working on numerous proposals in the areas of cyber security, copyright, Single member liability companies, Internal Market Strategy, etc.

Mr. Guoga is also one of the most prominent opinion leaders in the campaign to promote a better climate for entrepreneurship in addition to improving conditions for business opportunities. MEP Guoga believes that the Digital Single Market has some huge growth opportunities, including online shopping, start-ups and online businesses. He also supports the idea that market liberalization and investment in future-oriented technologies is the way forward for the EU. Therefore, one of Mr. Guoga’s main priorities is encouraging youth entrepreneurship. This was one of the main topics of his event on ICT and entrepreneurship called #SWITCH!, which he organized in Vilnius in October. The event was the largest of its kind in the Baltic region, and was attended by over 6300 participants, including 120 global experts on digital entrepreneurship and e-government topics from 16 countries.

MEP Antanas Guoga has also been a committed enthusiast of philanthropy for over a decade. All of his salary earned working as an MEP is dedicated to charitable activities. One of his initiatives began in 2014, when he established the Antanas Guoga Support Fund.

He was awarded the World Lithuanian of the year prize in 2011. He is also a member of EU40, a group of young members of European Parliament who are committed to bringing Europe into the 21st century.


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