Juozas Olekas

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Juozas Olekas
Juozas Olekas portrait.jpg
Minister of National Defence
In office
13 December 2012 – 13 December 2016
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius
Preceded by Rasa Juknevičienė
Succeeded by Raimundas Karoblis
In office
4 July 2006 – 9 December 2008
Prime Minister Gediminas Kirkilas
Preceded by Gediminas Kirkilas
Succeeded by Rasa Juknevičienė
Personal details
Born (1961-01-06) 6 January 1961 (age 56)
Vilnius, Soviet Union
(now Lithuania)
Political party Social Democratic Party
Alma mater Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Vilnius University

Juozas Olekas (born October 30, 1955) is a Lithuanian surgeon and politician, a former Minister of National Defence, from 2006 to 2008. In 1990 and from 2003 to 2004 he also served as the Health Minister.

Olekas studied at Kaunas Institute of Medicine from 1974 to 1976, and at Vilnius University from 1976 to 1980.

Between 1994 and 1997 he was a chief physician at the Vilnius University hospital.

Olekas is married to Aurelija Olekienė, they have two daughters.

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