Rimantas Sinkevičius

Rimantas Sinkevičius (born 3 April 1952) is a Lithuanian politician, Minister of Economy and Innovation (2020), former Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania.[1]

Rimantas Sinkevičius

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Minister of Economy and Innovation
In office
30 June 2020 – 11 December 2020
PresidentGitanas Nausėda
Prime MinisterSaulius Skvernelis
Preceded byVirginijus Sinkevičius
Succeeded byAušrinė Armonaitė
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
13 December 2012 – 13 December 2016
PresidentDalia Grybauskaitė
Prime MinisterAlgirdas Butkevičius
Preceded byEligijus Masiulis
Succeeded byRokas Masiulis
Personal details
Born (1952-04-03) 3 April 1952 (age 69)
Anykščiai, Lithuanian SSR, USSR
Political partySocial Democratic Labour Party (since 2018)
Social Democratic Party
Domestic partnerLigita Sinkevičienė
Children2, including Mindaugas
Alma materKaunas Institute of Polytechnics
  • Politician
  • engineer


In 1970 graduated from Kavarskas high school and entered Institute of polytechnics in Kaunas, faculty of Chemical technology, which he graduated in 1975 and acquired the specialty of inorganic fertilizers and chemical technology engineer.

1980–2000 Worked at the company „Achema“ in Jonava (formerly state-owned company „Azotas“). Held various positions. 1980–1983 was the shift supervisor, year 1983–1993 – Foreman and chief of laboratory, from 1993 to 1997 – Deputy Director of the center for Innovation and progress, 1997–2000 – Deputy Director for Commerce, Head of marketing department. 2004–2008 was a development director of the concern „Achema Group“.

2000–2004 was a member of the 8th Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania. Elected in constituency of Jonava No. 60. Since 13 December 2012, Minister of Transport and Communications at the Republic of Lithuania.

A member of Council in Lithuanian Social Democrats Party, a chairperson of Jonava division.


Rimantas Sinkevičius with his wife Ligita, July 2016

Married. Wife Ligita is chief specialist at the Environmental Protection Agency under the Ministry of Environment. They have two children. Son Mindaugas Sinkevičius is a Minister of Economy, daughter Rūta is assistant to Vilnius district court judge.


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  1. ^ "Susisiekimo ministerija". sumin.lrv.lt.
Preceded by
Juozas Jaruševičius
Member of the Seimas for Jonava
Succeeded by
Eugenijus Sabutis
Preceded by
Jūratė Matekonienė
Member of the Seimas for Jonava
Succeeded by
Juozas Jaruševičius