Dr Gintaras Labutis holds PhD from Vilnius University and a MBA from Philadelphia University Philadelphia. His career involves top management positions in banking, leasing, insurance, innovation management and management consulting.
Presently, Dr Labutis teaches at the Military Academy of Lithuania (strategic management, project and change management, sustainable development, and energy security) and acts as public technology transfer consultant (energy, circular economy) at Lithuanian Innovation Centre. His research areas cover energy efficiency and energy security, sustainable development and general management.
In 2017-2019 he acted as Research Fellow at the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (NATO ENSEC COE). His next engagement with the NATO ENSEC COE starts in Fall 2021.
As security and defence energy expert Dr Labutis has been delegated by the Lithuanian MoD to participate in the projects coordinated by European Defence Agency since 2015. Those projects involve energy and energy security aspects and foresight exercises on future military technologies and future military energy technologies. Presently Dr Labutis moderates one of the working groups at CFSEDSS - Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector Phase III (CF SEDSS III).
Dr. Labutis is member of GMACCC since August 1, 2021.