Saulius Balys graduated from the Klaipeda University's business administration studies. He then worked in various business organizations and gained experience in marketing, public relations, organizational management.
He started working at the Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service (LHMS) as the Deputy Director in 2006. His responsibilities included provision of specialized hydrometeorological services for LHMS customers, development and implementation of programmes and projects in the field of hydrometeorology, supervision of LHMS quality management system and implementation of corrective actions, and oversight of Information Technologies, Technical, and Information Divisions.
Since 2 September 2015, by the order of the Minister of Environment of the Republic Lithuanian, he was promoted to the post of the Director of LHMS, following successful competitive selection.
The main aim of the Director is to achieve, over his tenure in office, that both Lithuanian and foreign customers have trust in and rely on the Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service as the most reliable provider of hydrometeorological information.