Rokas Beresniovas is a leader in the DC business community. Presently, he works as a Vice President and head of expansion at the State Bank of India in Washington, DC.
Born in Lithuania, Rokas emigrated to the U.S. with a marketing degree from Kaunas College. He began his career in the retail industry as Southwest Regional Distribution Manager with Whole Foods Market in Dallas and then became Specialty Operations Manager in Washington, DC. At Whole Foods, Rokas received two Regional Awards for Excellence. He also won several awards and boosted revenue working as head of one of the largest DC stores in the CVS Caremark Corporation from 2004 to 2006.
In 2006, Rokas began his work in the financial services sector with Bank of America. In August 2007, Eagle Bank hired Rokas as a Vice President of Business Development for the Washington DC market where he helped grow the bank by double digits. He also brought in key banking relationships with entertainment professionals, politicians, local schools and hospitals. Following this success, Rokas was recruited by HSBC Bank USA, one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world. As Vice President of Global Business Banking, Rokas helped grow and sustain their international presence in the Washington DC market. In 2013, Rokas was recruited by the State Bank of India USA to head its east coast business expansion.
Giving back to the community is also important to Rokas. In 2007, he joined the GBA and was named VP in 2011 and President in 2012. In the past, Rokas served on the Board of Directors for the CSAAC, the GMC, Young Executive Society of DC, and the NJH. Currently, Rokas is a founding board member of Pebbles of Hope, Global Tassels and the Perisphere Theater. He is also board member of Joy of Motion and an honorary board member of The Embassy Series. Rokas is the founder of the Lithuanian nonprofit organization Global Lithuanian Leaders (GLL).