Karolis is a Senior Program Manager at the Open Contracting Partnership. He contributes to the creation of tools and methodologies grasping a change propelled by open contracting. Passionate about smart strategic planning, Karolis also helps design and implement open contracting initiatives worldwide.

Before joining the Open Contracting Partnership, Karolis worked with Transparency International Lithuania focusing on citizen engagement using ICT. Also, together with the Epsi platform, Open Knowledge International, Open Data Institute and others he contributed to global open data advocacy efforts. Since 2014, he was a National Researcher within the Open Government Partnership Independent Review Mechanism. Karolis has earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Law from the University of Westminster (UK) and Master’s degree in European Union Law from the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands).