Ingrida Šimonytė

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Ingrida Šimonytė ​
Ingrida Simonyte 2019.jpg
Member of the Seimas
for Antakalnis
Assumed office
14 November 2016
Preceded byAndrius Kubilius
Minister of Finance
In office
7 July 2009 – 13 December 2012
Prime MinisterAndrius Kubilius
Preceded byAlgirdas Šemeta
Succeeded byRimantas Šadžius
Personal details
Born (1974-11-15) 15 November 1974 (age 44)
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyIndependent
EducationVilnius University
WebsiteOfficial website

Ingrida Šimonytė (born 15 November 1974) is a Lithuanian economist, politician and former Minister of Finance. In 2013 Šimonytė was appointed Deputy Chairwoman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania.[1] In parallel to her duties she was teaching economics at Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science, and public finance at ISM University of Management and Economics.

She stepped down on 31 October 2016 to take over her duties as Member of the Seimas as she was elected in Antakalnis constituency in Lithuanian parliamentary election, 2016.[2] On 4th of November, 2018 Šimonytė has won Homeland Union primaries (78.71 % contra Vygaudas Ušackas) for Lithuanian presidential election, 2019.[3] She has served as the Chair of the Audit Committee.

In addition to her native Lithuanian, Šimonytė speaks English, Polish and Russian as well as basic Swedish.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Algirdas Šemeta
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Rimantas Šadžius