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|Minister of the Economy and Innovation|
|Assumed office |
27 November 2017
|Prime Minister||Saulius Skvernelis|
|Preceded by||Mindaugas Sinkevičius|
|Member of the Seimas|
|Assumed office |
14 November 2016
|Born||4 November 1990|
|Political party||Farmers and Greens Union|
|European Green Party|
Virginijus Sinkevičius (born 4 November 1990 in Vilnius) is an economist, Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Minister of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania.
In 2009, Virginijus Sinkevičius graduated from Salomėja Nėris Gymnasium (Vilnius, Lithuania). He then pursued his undergraduate studies in Aberystwyth University (the United Kingdom) from where he received a Bachelor of Economic and Social Studies degree in 2012.
In 2012, Virginijus Sinkevičius was a trainee in the Unit of Regional and Ethnic Affairs at the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania. In 2013, he received a Master of Arts in European Studies from Maastricht University (the Netherlands).
In 2012–2015, he was author and editor of the news portal Lithuania Tribune.
In 2013–2014, Virginijus Sinkevičius served as assistant project manager at the Centre for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington DC (USA).
In 2014, he was an international group project manager in AB Lietuvos Paštas; in 2014–2015, he participated in the ‘Create Lithuania’ programme. In 2015–2016, he was the project coordinator in the concession project of the Lithuanian Airports. In 2016, he was team leader of the Group for Improving the Investment Environment in Public Enterprise Invest Lithuania.
In 2016, he was elected to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania in the single-member Šeškinė constituency in Vilnius; he was then appointed Chair of the Committee on Economics; on 27 November 2017, he was appointed Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania and, following the reorganisation of the Ministry of Economy, he became Minister of the Economy and Innovation.
| Lithuanian European Commissioner
Taking office 2019