November 2016 | Management

Linas Pucinskas


Linas hospitality related background comes from his duties at the Lithuanian Embassy in Moscow, Russia where he was responsible for the tourism development in a diplomatic rank of Attaché for five years. In 1995 he entirely switched to the hospitality industry.

In order to improve his skills, in 1999 he graduated from The Swiss Hotel Management School (Honors) followed by the internship at MARRIOTT’s flagship hotel - Orlando World Center MARRIOTT in Florida, USA.

Swiss investors called him to develop a concept of the mid-range hotel chain in the Baltic region and the first two BALTPARK hotels were launched within 7 months period. For this project Linas, acting as a COO was awarded as Runner up, Young Hotelier of the World 2001 by International Hotel & Restaurant Association and Hotels Magazine.

In 2001 he started lecturing at colleges and Universities and in 2008 he became the first CHE in his country, Lithuania.

For the past ten years Linas manages his own fine dining restaurant, located in a historical Verkiai Palace. He is also an expert at the Governmental State Centre for quality assessment in higher education.

In May 2015 he volunteered as a hotel management lecturer at Pyongyang’s Tourism College in North Korea.

In July 2015 Linas as a co-teacher with Prof. Dr. Fred Mayo conducted a CHE seminar in Hong Kong Poly U, Hotel and tourism school.

Linas can be reached at: linas.pucinskas@gmail.com

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