Tony became the Executive Chairman of Tony G Co-Investment Holdings Ltd. (CNSX: TONY)
Tony was elected to the Labour Party Group in the Lithuanian national parliament: the Seimas.
Tony was the only member of the European Parliament and Lithuanian to be included in the TOP 200 list of Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs, compiled by the positive content portal Richtopia.
Tony was included in the POLITICO 40 list as one of the most influential MEPs.
Tony was a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats group in the European Parliament until October 4, 2016. He became a member of the European People’s Party which is the biggest party in the Parliament. He worked on a range of digital policies in the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO). Guoga was actively involved in a number of Digital Single Market topics. Being an entrepreneur himself, Guoga worked for better conditions for European businesses, especially in the technology sector. These conditions include smarter regulations, less red tape, and policies that encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.
Tony was Chief Investment Officer to the Mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Šimašius.
In 2015 Guoga was chosen as the Lithuanian representative in the POLITICO 28 list. The European affairs weekly newspaper chose one person from each of the European Union’s 28 member-states who is “shaping, shaking and stirring Europe.”
For four years in a row, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Tony organized the biggest ICT and entrepreneurship event in the Baltics #SWITCH! This event in 4 years has grown by 60% from 6000 participants in 2015 to 15.000 in 2018. About 200 speakers from 16 countries already participated in the event. Among them was Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip, Vytenis Andriukaits, EC Commissioner and representatives of tech leaders such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Uber, Allegro, Dash, Dell, Oath, Nasdaq, Mastercard, Tele2
Tony married Aistė Šlapokaitė in 2014. Aistė is a former psychology student and Armani Jeans, Prada and Max Mara photograph model. Together they have two sons.
Tony was second in the list of the Lithuanian Liberal Movement in the elections to the European Parliament 2014, and was elected as the MEP with 97,907 votes ending on top of the list.
Tony became the vice-president of the Lithuanian Rowing Federation.
Tony was nominated as a candidate for the European parliamentary elections at the summer congress of the Liberal Movement in the last week of June 2013.
Tony was recognized as the “Lithuanian of the World” by delfi.lt readers.
On February 23, in Vilnius, Tony established the Lithuanian Poker Federation.
Guoga is currently a major sponsor of the Lithuanian Basketball Federation. When the country’s national team failed to directly qualify for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey and had to apply for a wild-card entry, he paid a large share of the application fee of €500,000. The team was chosen for the tournament, and won the bronze medal with TONYBET printed on their jerseys. He was the national basketball team’s manager from 2010 until 2012 and served as the vice-president of the Lithuanian Basketball Federation. He was also the main sponsor of BC Prienai, a professional basketball club.
Tony was a founding inductee into the Australian Poker Hall of Fame.
Tony was honored with the Shining World Leadership Award.
As a child, Guoga was the Rubik’s Cube champion of Lithuania before moving to Melbourne, Australia at the age of 11.
Antanas Guoga aka “Tony G” was born December 17, 1973 in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Consultant, Cypherpunk Holdings, Canada
Public Advisor on investment to Rimantas Šimašius, Mayor of Vilnius City Municipality
- Since 2020
Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania,
Deputy Chair, Committee on Foreign Affairs;
Chair, Group for Interparliamentary Relations with the People’s Republic of China
Member of the Labour Party
Member, European Parliament;
Deputy Chair, Member, Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee