FASoS alumnus appointed as Economy Minister Lithuania

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite on Monday appointed Virginijus Sinkevicius, chairman of the parliamentary Economic Committee and a member of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Green Union, as the country’s economy minister. Sinkevicius holds a master’s degree in European Studies from Maastricht University, FASoS. At 27, he will become the youngest minister in Lithuania’s post-independence history.

Sinkevicius has graduated from the Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom with a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations, as well as the Maastricht University in the Netherlands with a master’s degree in European Studies. In 2013, he did an internship at the Lithuanian mission in Washington D.C.

In 2012-2015, Sinkevicius worked as author and editor of The Lithuanian Tribune news portal, serving as project manager at the European Analytical Center in Washington D.C In 2013-2014, as project manager of the international group at Lietuvos Pastas (Lithuanian Post) in 2014, coordinating the concession project at the company Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports) in 2015-2016 and heading the investment environment improvement task force at the governmental investment promotion agency Invest Lithuania in 2016.

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