His name is mentioned among advisers on the government's website which says Vasiliauskas will advice the prime minister on state service issues.

Speaking with journalists on Thursday, the prime minister confirmed the fact that Vasiliauskas started working earlier this week and will be in charge of state service-related issues, especially attraction of higher-level executives.

The government's press service said Vasiliauskas, 48, assumed his new position on Wednesday.

Vasiliauskas served two terms as Lithuania's central banker until April.