|Dr. Juozas P. Kazickas|
Born in Russia, in the village of Chiornaja Padina, in 1918, in the family of the 1883 rebellion refugees.
Graduated from Vilnius
University in 1942.
Retreated to Germany in 1944.
A Doctors degree from the University of Yale, USA, in 1951.
Famous businessman, consultant in economics, public figure.
After the restoration
of Lithuanias independence, organised trips of heads and representatives
of big USA financial institutions to the Baltic States, greatly contributed
to the international recognition of Lithuania, facilitated the meetings
of the Lithuanian government with the heads of government of the USA and
Western European countries as well as famous politicians.
Founded the first private capital communication company "Litcom" (later renamed into "Omnitel").
Awarded: Medal of the Great Duke of Lithuania Gediminas (1937 m.), Order of the Riflemans Society (1973), Memorial Medal of January the 13th (1992), 3rd Degree Order of the Great Duke of Lithuania Gediminas (1995), Medal of Honour of Ellis Island (USA) (1996), 1st Degree Order of the Great Duke of Lithuania Gediminas (1998). Dr. J.P. Kazickas is the Doctor of Honour of Kaunas University of Technology.
Mr Kazickas is actively involved in the development of education in Lithuania and the introduction of new technologies in schools. He also initiates programming contests of pupils in various regions of Lithuania.