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Aloys Bruggeman RE RA new honorary consul of Lithuania

Mr Aloys Bruggeman, RE RA has been appointed the honorary consul of the Republic of Lithuania in the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the region of Limburg by the ministry of foreign affairs of Lithuania. He will officially represent general, economic and cultural interests of Lithuania and its citizens.

The office of Honorary Consul for Limburg is located in the center of the city of Heerlen.  It is the first official honorary consulate diplomatic post in the history of the city of Heerlen.  “I am delighted that Mr. Aloys Bruggeman officially assumed the position of the Lithuanian Honorary Consul in Limburg. Mr. Bruggeman is a well-established member of the community with close links to business, academic and cultural sector. I am convinced that his active role will greatly contribute to developing economic and other relations between the province of Limburg and Lithuania’’, said Mr Vidmantas Purlys, Ambassador of Lithuania in the Netherlands .

Aloys Bruggeman: ‘’For me Lithuania is a very unique country, it has so much to offer from a cultural, tourist or business point of view. It has beautiful nature and rich in history cities.  The products from Lithuania are sold all over the world and everybody that has bought something form IKEA probably has a Lithuanian product at home. But not a lot of people know that the country is becoming one of the key players in Europe with its start ups and high level of IT service companies such as Vinted.’’

From left, H.E. Ambassador of Lithuania in the Netherlands, Mr. Vidmantas Purlys, right, Aloys Bruggeman, RE RA

Aloys Bruggeman knows the region of Central and Eastern Europe very well and he has an extensive national and international network.

He is an entrepreneur, an executive member of the management board of the biggest organization in the Netherlands for Real Estate Investors. Additionally he is an academic lecturer at a post-master accountancy department at Tilburg University.

He has been advising major players in the Netherlands and abroad for almost 25 years, including World 5: IBM, KPMG, Price Waterhouse Coopers working on various continents.  In the United States of America he has controlled with his team on Manhattan in New York the global investments of more than 400 billion euro for the biggest Retirement Fund in the world.

Aloys Bruggeman is thoroughly educated with three post-master diplomas in the fields of finances and accountancy, ICT and strategic digital marketing from the Vrije University in Amsterdam, Tilburg University and Maastricht School of Management.

Aloys Bruggeman is married to Beata Bruggeman-Sekowska, MA an award-winning international journalist, author and sworn translator. They have three children: Alexia, Victoria and Maximiliaan.

Lithuania in short

Lithuania is a country in the Baltic region of Europe. Its capital is Vilnus. Vilnus with  46% of the territory being a green space, it is one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the EU. Lithuania is a member of the EU, NATO, Schengen, the UN and the OECD.

In 2020, the country ranked 11th on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index. Lithuania’s name found its first mention in the Annals of Quedlinburg in the year 1009, people had inhabited its lands from around 12 000-14 000 B.C.

Lithuania regained independence in 1990, after fifty years of Soviet occupation. Rather than fight with guns, Lithuanians took the peaceful route, and one might even say they won their freedom singing. The turning point in the peaceful protests held by Lithuanians was the Baltic Way – a human chain of 2 million people formed from Vilnius to Tallinn on 23 August 1989.

More info about Lithuania here: https://lithuania.lt/

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