Kaunas is my hometown. I grew up in a family of artists, so I always saw Kaunas as full of culture and filled with great creative people and people connecting creative people. From the dance, music, textile and theatre festivals famous in Europe to the nostalgic alley of charming UNESCO buildings, and from a living heritage to modern transformations, I believe that Kaunas, which brought a lot of famous people into the world, will unite them again as a European Capital of Culture in 2022.

 Kotryna Stankutė-Jaščemskienė


Kotryna Stankutė-Jaščemskienė is the Director of “Global Lithuanian Leaders”, a high impact non-profit platform that brings together professional and talented Lithuanians, who live abroad and in Lithuania, and work across many different areas. Her aim is to connect these professionals on a global scale bringing their expertise, knowledge, and contacts back to their home country.

Previously, Kotryna Stankutė-Jaščemskienė spent two years with Public Affairs Department at Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in Singapore and one year as a Marketing Coordinator at Limkokwing University of Creative Technologies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has ten years of experience managing international projects and large international teams, marketing and public relations, working in non-profit and governmental sectors.