Simonas Gentvilas is Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania as of 11 December, 2020.

Simonas Gentvilas was born on 28 September 1984. He became a member of the Liberal Movement Party in 2011 and has been serving as a Deputy Chair of the Party since 2015. Mr. Gentvilas is member of the Seimas since 2016.

Educational background

Simonas Gentvilas has studied abroad from the age of 16 and graduated from a gymnasium in Karlskrona, Sweden, in 2004. He continued his education in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Austria and Spain. Mr. Gentvilas holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Oslo (2005-2007) and a master‘s degree in Urban Development from the University of Vienna (2008-2010).

Political career

Simonas Gentvilas has always been actively involved in political and social life. While studying abroad, he was a member of the Swedish Folkpartiet and Norwegian Høyre parties. He was also a Founder of Lithuanian community in Malmö and established Lithuanian Youth organisation in Norway.

After returning to Lithuania in 2011, he joined the Liberal Movement Party and became a Chairman of the Klaipeda branch in 2013 and a Deputy Chair of the Party in 2015.

In 2011 – 2015 Mr. Gentvilas served as an Advisor to the Mayor of Klaipeda. He was elected to Klaipeda City Council in 2015 and served as a Chairman of the Klaipeda City Development and Strategic Planning Committee.

In 2016 - 2020 Mr. Gentvilas was elected to the Seimas. During his term he was a Deputy of the Environmental Protection Committee, as well as a member of the Migration Commission, the Healthy Lifestyle Commission, the World Lithuanian Community Commission and a member of the European Affairs Committee.

In 2020 Mr. Gentvilas was re-elected to the Seimas and appointed as Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania on 11 December 2020.


Simonas Gentvilas speaks 7 foreign languages: English, Russian, German, Spanish, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish.

He is married and a father of three.

His hobbies are traveling and orienteering.

Last updated: 03-10-2023