Kęstutis Lančinskas, Head of Mission
Kęstutis Lančinskas, from Lithuania, is a graduate of the University of Vilnius with a Masters in Criminal Law and almost three decades of professional experience in policing, diplomacy and European integration. In his home
country he was involved at a senior level in major reforms, including preparations for EU accession in 2004 and entry into the EU’s border-free Schengen area in 2007.
From January 2009 to January 2016, he served as the Chief of the Vilnius County Police, where he had direct responsibility for the tasks of over 3,000 police officers, representing almost a third of Lithuania’s total of 10,000 officers.
As Deputy Police Commissioner General in Lithuania between June 2005 and January 2009, he was in charge of implementing the requirements of the Schengen agreement and served as Lithuania’s representative on the Europol Management Board. Prior to that, he served as the Head of the International Cooperation and European Integration Service of the Lithuanian Police from October 1998 to June 2005, where he was responsible for international police cooperation, European integration, implementing EU Justice and Home Affairs legislation in the
run up to Lithuania’s EU accession as well as planning Lithuania’s participation in peacekeeping missions.
Mr Lančinskas started his career as a police investigator followed by a period in the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he served as First Secretary of the Embassy of Lithuania in Tel-Aviv, Israel and First Secretary of the Embassy of Lithuania in Riga, Latvia.
In addition to Lithuanian, Mr Lančinskas is also fluent in English and Russian.
Udo Möller, Head of Operations
With more than 45 years of experience in police work, Udo Möller has served as a senior police officer in Germany as well as in various peacekeeping and international capacity-building missions. During his
career, he has gained extensive experience in strategic and operational policing in conflict and post-conflict environments.
His national career started in 1970 as a patrol officer in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, where he would eventually become Chief of Police. He served as Deputy Head of Mission at the EU Support to the African Union Mission (Darfur), Head of Police at EULEX in Kosovo, and as
and senior adviser and project manager for various EU and UN peacekeeping missions. principal
Mr Möller also had a part-time political career between 1989 and 2006, enjoying roles as a member of regional parliament,
member of county parliament and Chairman of a governing body of the Municipality Bank Institute for five years.
Before being appointed Head of Operations at EUAM Ukraine in August 2016, Mr Möller served as both Head of the Regional Outreach Component and as Head of the Law-Enforcement Component in the Mission. He led the Enhanced Regional Outreach Team that in 2015 created the ‘Sambir Police Project’ in the Lviv Region, which had the objective of building the trust of Ukrainian citizens in the police outside of the largest cities.
Peter Bach, Chief of Staff
Peter Bach is a Danish national with over 20 years of international experience in Rule of Law, Project Management, and Crisis Management. He has worked for
organisations, including the OSCE (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia), Office of the High Representative (Bosnia and Herzegovina), the European Agency for Reconstruction (Serbia), and within UNOPS and EULEX in Kosovo.
Peter Bach holds a law degree from Copenhagen University and
an LL.M from American University, Washington College of Law, Washington DC, USA. Prior to working internationally,
Mr Bach was an attorney in Denmark for 10 years. He is admitted to the Danish Supreme Court.