New Delhi. Jayant Sinha took charge as Minister of State in the Civil Aviation Ministry July 6.
Mr Sinha is the BJP MP from Hazaribagh constituency in Jharkhand. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in May 2014. He was a Member of Parliament’s Committee on Subordinate Legislation and Standing Committee on Finance from September 1-9, 2014. Earlier, he took charge of Union Minister of State for Finance on November 9, 2014 and remained in the position till July 5.
Mr Sinha was born in April 21, 1963 at Giridih in Jharkhand to Yashwant Sinha and Nilima Sinha. He was educated at IIT, Delhi, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School and has a B. Tech degree with Distinction, in Chemical Engineering, an M.Sc. in Energy Management and Policy, and an M.B.A, also with Distinction.
By profession, Mr Sinha is Venture Capital Management Consultant and Hedge Fund Manager. He is a global expert on entrepreneurship and technology. He has published articles in leading magazines (Harvard Business Review, Business Today, etc); and newspapers (Financial Times, Economic Times, etc).
Jayant Sinha is married to Punita Sinha and has two sons. Apart from his professional work he holds active interest in tennis, writing (articles, movie scripts) and social work. Reading and sports are his favourite pastimes. He lived in the US for about 20 years (in Philadelphia and Boston).