Virginijus Sinkevičius

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Virginijus Sinkevičius
Minister of the Economy and Innovation
Assumed office
27 November 2017
Prime MinisterSaulius Skvernelis
Preceded byMindaugas Sinkevičius
Member of the Seimas
for Šeškinė
Assumed office
14 November 2016
Personal details
Born (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 28)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Political partyFarmers and Greens Union
Other political
affiliations
European Green Party[citation needed]
EducationAberystwyth University
Maastricht University

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.

Biography[edit]

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.

Virginijus Sinkevičius speaks English, Russian and Polish.[1]

Political career[edit]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography of Virginijus Sinkevičius in the webpage of Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania".
  2. ^ "Biography of Virginijus Sinkevičius in the webpage of the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania".
Political offices
Preceded by
Vytenis Andriukaitis
Lithuanian European Commissioner
Nominee

Taking office 2019
Incumbent