Before becoming the Minister of Economy, Mr. Virginijus Sinkevicius was leading the Committee of Economy at the Parliament of Lithuania. Mr. Sinkevicius was elected to the Parliament in October 2016. Prior, he was a Team Lead for Regulatory Affairs at Invest Lithuania. Before joining Invest Lithuania, Mr. Sinkevicius was Managing Editor at The Lithuanian Tribune USA Office in Washington D.C. Mr. Sinkevicius holds BA in International Relations and Affairs from Aberystwyth University and Master‘s degree in European International Affairs from Maastricht University.
The Minister seeks to strengthen the innovation-based Lithuanian economy, give more attention to the start-up ecosystem, science and business cooperation and the improvement of investment environment in knowledge economy-based sectors.