Jayant Sinha

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, India


Jayant Sinha, a Member of Parliament, took charge as Minister of State in the Civil Aviation Ministry on July 6, 2016. Prior,he was Union Minister of State for Finance from November 2014.

During the 2014 national election campaign, Sinha worked with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help frame the national economic policy, including organizing and hosting an international business leaders' forum with Modi, in February 2014.

Born in Giridih in Jharkhand, on 21st April 1963, Sinha was educated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi,University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School and has a B. Tech degree with Distinction in Chemical Engineering,M.Sc. in Energy Management and Policy, and MBA.

By profession, Sinha is a venture capital managementconsultant and hedge fund manager. A global expert on entrepreneurship and technology, he lived in the USA for about 20 years.

Sinha's prior business experience includes 12 years with McKinsey & Company as a partner in the Boston and Delhi offices. At McKinsey, Sinha co-led the global Software and IT Services practice. He was most recently a partner at Omidyar Network (ON), an investment firm with over $730 million in invested capital.

Sinha is married 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.