Mindaugas Sinkevičius

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Mindaugas Sinkevičius
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Minister of Economy of Lithuania
Assumed office
13 December 2016
President Dalia Grybauskaitė
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis
Preceded by Evaldas Gustas
Mayor of Jonava district
In office
7 April 2011 – 13 December 2016
Preceded by Bronislovas Liutkus
Succeeded by Eugenijus Sabutis
Personal details
Born (1984-06-20) 20 June 1984 (age 33)
Jonava, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Political party Social Democratic Party of Lithuania
Alma mater Vilnius University, Mykolas Romeris University, ISM University of Management and Economics
Occupation Jurist, Manager
Website http://www.sinkevicius.lt

Mindaugas Sinkevičius (born 20 June 1984 in Jonava) is a Lithuanian politician, Minister of Economy of Lithuania and former Mayor of Jonava.

Biography[edit]

Sinkevičius graduated from Jonava Senamiestis Gymnasium in 2003. He graduated from Vilnius University, Mykolas Romeris University and the ISM University of Management and Economics, defending his doctoral dissertation “Alcohol Consumption in the Context of Conflicting Societal and Personal Factors“ on September 11, 2015 at ISM.[1]

Sinkevičius was active in social engagements and public organizations. A member of the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania, he was elected to the municipal council of Jonava district municipality in 2007. In 2008, he became a vice-president of the Lithuanian Youth Council (LiJOT). In April 2011, at the age of 26, he was elected as the mayor of Jonava district municipality by the municipal council.[2] In 2015, Sinkevičius was reelected as the mayor in the first direct mayoral elections with 71.2 % of the vote.[3]

At the end of 2016, he was appointed as the Minister of Economy on Skvernelis Cabinet, the 17th cabinet of the Republic of Lithuania.

Family[edit]

Mindaugas Sinkevičius is a son of Rimantas Sinkevičius, a member of the Seimas and the Minister of Transport in the preceding Butkevičius Cabinet. His mother Ligita is a chief specialist at the Environmental Protection Agency under the Ministry of Environment. His sister Rūta is an assistant to a Vilnius district court judge.

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