Chairman of the Board at NRD Cyber Security
Membership in professional associations
Member of ISACA Tanzania Chapter
Countries / regions of work experience
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Norway, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Finland, Sweden and Japan.
Areas of expertise
- Business Development Strategy
- International Development and Cooperation
- Services Portfolio Strategy
- Science Entrepreneurship and Management
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Mr Tonkūnas is one of the founders of Positor (now - INVL Technology, a NASDAQ Baltic listed ICT investment fund that NRD Cyber Security is a part of). Since July 2016, he is the Managing Partner of INVL Technology at INVL Asset Management. He is also the Chairman of the Board at NRD Cyber Security, Norway Registers Development AS and BAIP UAB, Board Member at Acena as well as Supervisory Council Member at Andmevara AS.
Kazimieras Tonkūnas is responsible for INVL Technology managed companies’ business development and services portfolio composition strategy as well as international development and cooperation with partners in Northern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
NRD Cyber Security was initiated by Kazimieras Tonkūnas and turned into a spin-off in 2013.
Cyber security is a cross-disciplinary, borderless subject that includes ICT, regulation and international relations. It is also a core component for ensuring trust in governance and economic digital infrastructure, and consequently – in sustainable development, which is why since 2008, Kazimieras Tonkūnas has been one of the initiators of cyber security discourse and development of the subject among academia, technology companies, governmental and non-governmental organisations in Lithuania. He has been contributing to cyber security capacity and community building in Lithuania and later in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia ever since.
In addition, he is one of the authors and creators of cyber security capacity building platform - annual Cyber Defence East Africa and Cyber Defence Lithuania conferences.
In order to extend the geographic reach of INVL Technology managed companies as well as NRD Cyber Security initiatives, Mr Tonkūnas initiated the acquisition of 360 Smart Consulting (now – NRD East Africa based in Tanzania) as well as establishment of NRD Rwanda and NRD Bangladesh. He also led a program for supporting and investing in young East African enterprises.
Kazimieras Tonkūnas has graduated from Vilnius University’s Economics Faculty. He gained the specialty of Economics’ Systematic Analysis (Economic Cybernetics) and the degree in Economics – Mathematics. Since then he has accumulated over 25 years of experience in executive positions in IT, security and technology sectors.