Aušrine Šilenskyte is a Program Manager (Bachelor's in International Business) and an Ambassador for Internationalization at the School of Management, University of Vaasa, Finland. Šilenskyte holds a PhD in the area of international management, is an alumnus of the prestigious Nord-IB program, and her research centers around strategy implementation, blockchain adoption in international business management, and innovations in business education, particularly related to diversity and other issues falling under social sustainability.
Aušrine has also served as a Chair and a Vice Chair at the Academy of International Business Teaching and Education Shared Interest Group and has been a founding Governing Board member at the AIB-CIBER Doctoral Academy.
Aušrine teaches various topics related to international management to undergraduates, master's degree learners, as well as professionals in continuous education. Aušrine has received several international awards for her research and as an educator, including recognition for courses of hers such as ‘Diversity Management'. As a mentor and in various train-the-trainer seminars, Aušrine has supported faculty members in adopting digital innovations and ensuring inclusivity in their teaching practices.
Before joining academia, Aušrine worked in managerial positions in Lithuania and Egypt. Throughout her academic career, she has consulted international Finnish firms and engaged in project work aimed at achieving socio-economic sustainability through industry-academia collaborations.