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, 27, was last week proposed to the position by Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and will become the youngest minister in Lithuania's post-independence history. He 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.