Success stories

Find out how expats who chose Lithuania as their career destination turned their move into a success story.

From the warm climes of Southern India to Lithuania’s bustling business scene, Arunn’s journey is a masterclass in ambition. Starting as a student, he quickly climbed the ranks from an AML Associate to a Senior Officer. He is currently thriving in his role as a Business Risk and Controls Officer, looking ahead to further advancements in his career.

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Arunn Baskaran

Business Risk and Controls Officer

From Psychology in Indonesia to the hotel industry in Bali and a travel tech startup in Bangkok, Misha’s career journey led her to Lithuania. Meeting her Lithuanian partner in 2017 inspired her move in 2019, where she’s now thriving as a Senior Customer Success Manager at Whatagraph in Lithuania’s vibrant startup scene.

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Misha Johanna

Senior Customer Success Manager

Having worked in her home country of Sri Lanka within the financial sector, Bhashini was looking to develop her career by studying and working abroad. She decided on Lithuania, and with studies at the local business school ISM now under her belt, she’s settling into an exciting role at Adform, a globally renowned DSP provider with a large presence in Vilnius.

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Bhashini Pathirana

Commercial Insights Analyst

Coming to Lithuania for the first time as an exchange student, Ricardo now works at Deloitte as a Senior Transfer Pricing Consultant. Like a true busy bee, he is also pursuing a PhD and teaching Law on the side. With Ricardo, we discussed relocating to Lithuania twice, enjoying a niche hobby, and working at a Big 4 company.

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Ricardo Schmitz

Senior Transfer Pricing Consultant

From Ashdod, a coastal city in the South of Israel. Gleb got his start in IT while serving mandatory military service. Now a DevOps Infrastructure Expert at German IT solution provider GOD’s Kaunas office, Gleb is enjoying not only a challenging job in an international company, but a great work-life balance that gives him more time to be with his young son.

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Gleb Nebolyubov

DevOps Infrastructure Expert

Starting out as a French teacher in her home country of Costa Rica, Gail decided to reskill and pursue her interest in IT.  After commencing her IT career at Hewlett Packard, she took a position in Western Union, where she rose up the ranks. Beginning as an AML Compliance Specialist responsible for onboarding at Western Union in Costa Rica, she is now AML Compliance Officer at the company’s European headquarters in Vilnius. 

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Gail Tatiana Tellez

AML Compliance Officer

Giovanni made his move to Lithuania six years ago. Now, he leads the Outbound Sales Team at Oxylabs. With Giovanni, we discussed the local startup ecosystem, family life in Lithuania, and how much Vilnius has changed in just a few years. 

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Giovanni Proietta

Outbound Sales Team Lead

Bernard’s journey to Lithuania was a circuitous one. From a humble first job teaching English, he has built a successful career in copywriting and marketing. Currently heading up content at the award-winning ecommerce email marketing platform Omnisend, Bernard is living proof of what he calls Lithuania’s “hustle culture” of constant self-improvement.

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Bernard Meyer

Director of Content

Isaac first came to Lithuania to meet up with some friends. Fast-forward two years, he is living in Vilnius and solving IT issues for SEB customers across Europe. We sat down with Isaac to talk about his switch from hospitality to IT, work culture in Lithuania and Australia, and the long-lasting impression Lithuanian nature can leave on anyone not from around here.

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Isaac Vickery

IT Engineer

After spending three years in Poland, Andrés was headhunted for a Senior Payroll Analyst position in Vilnius. He told us all about his love for basketball, DJing, and the bike sharing system in the Lithuanian capital.

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Andrés Cahue

Senior Payroll Analyst

After moving to Lithuania from Iran to join a group of startup founders, Reza now works as a Senior iOS developer at an American company in Vilnius. We talked about working across time zones, constant learning (a thing that many employers in Lithuania encourage), and living in the country’s capital city.

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Reza Bina

Senior iOS Developer

Two weeks – that’s how long it took for Andrea to find a job in Vilnius. Originally from Venezuela, she moved to Lithuania from Denmark to work as a Senior Data Scientist at Devoteam. We discussed with Andrea the pros of living in Lithuania, moving countries during the pandemic, and mentoring young tech specialists.

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Andrea Coifman

Senior Data Scientist

Having spent several years living and working around the world, Emma landed in Lithuania, where she now heads the Content division at Hostinger. We caught up with Emma to discuss her unexpected career trajectory, the challenges of leading an international team, and how to overcome cultural differences.

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Emma Young

Head of Content

Stefano came to Lithuania from Italy on a whim as a volunteer indoor climbing instructor and has been living and working here for 9 years now. Having learned the ins and outs of AdTech, user acquisition, and ad monetisation on the job, he says that Lithuania is uniquely open to new ideas and that Lithuanian companies give their employees lots of space and opportunities to grow, regardless of age or background.

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Stefano Accossato

Head of User Acquisition & Ad Monetisation

After starting her career in Ibadan, Nigeria, QA Engineer Amarachi Nzekwe decided to spend a year working at an ICT company in Kaunas. Three years and a global pandemic later, she has moved cities, changed jobs, and documented her journey on her YouTube channel. We sat down with Amarachi to talk about vlogging, career moves, and the tech scene in Lithuania.

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Amarachi Nzekwe

QA Engineer

Hailing from sunny Spain, Alex Wong exchanged programming agricultural machinery back home for developing front-end applications in Vilnius. With Alex, we talked about learning to code online, LinkedIn connections and the hard choice of which Lithuanian basketball club to support.

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Alex Wong

Front-end Developer