Arminta SaladÅ¾ienÄ—, Chairman of the Management Board of NASDAQ OMX, Lithuania, and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the newly established Baltic Institute of Corporate Go ernance has been honoured with the Swedbank Baltic Sea Award 2009 for her work regarding good corporate governance in the Baltic States.
Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance has been established by a group of business partners, namely Bonniers Business Press (Verslo Å¾inios, Äripäev), Ernst & Young, Glimstedt, ISM University, NASDAQ OMX Baltic Stock Exchanges, and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
The winner was announced yesterday by Håkan Berg, Head of Baltic Banking at Swedbank, at a dinner in connection to the Baltic Development Forum Summit in Stockholm. Swedbank Baltic Sea Award is assigned to an individual or organization that has made an extraordinary contribution to the development of the Baltic Sea Region. Arminta SaladÅ¾ienÄ— was selected among many qualified candidates for her work and commitment to the region. Part of SaladÅ¾ienÄ—’s important efforts is to support the newly established non-profit initiative Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance, which aims at raising awareness of good corporate governance in the Baltic States, as well as educating and certifying professional board members.
“With this price, we want to stress the importance of the work to improve corporate governance. Good corporate governance practices lead to better companies and, in turn, better and more progressive societies”, said Håkan Berg, Head of Baltic Banking at Swedbank.
“We must recognise talents and their importance. In a globalised world, the ability to attract, develop and retain talents will be crucial for the Baltic Sea Region’s competitiveness and future prosperity, said the Chairman of the Baltic Development Forum“, the Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen.
The jury has consisted of Swedbank’s Board Chairman Carl Eric Stålberg, the Baltic Development Forum’s Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen and Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.