Mr. Jayant Sinha is the Union Minister of State for Finance in the Government of India. He is a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament, representing the Bharatiya Janata Party from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand. He has over 25 years of experience as an investor and strategy consultant.
Mr. Sinha has assisted the Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Finance Minister in driving landmark initiatives such as PM Jan Dhan Yojana, PM Jan Suraksha Yojana, PM Mudra Yojana, devising the Indradhanush package for public sector banks, passing of the Insurance bill in Parliament, setting up the National Infrastructure and Investment Fund, launching the India Aspiration Fund to promote entrepreneurship, and strengthening India’s capital markets. He also helped in preparing the Union Budget 2015-16, which was widely hailed as one of the most significant and visionary budgets in recent years.He has been a member of important parliamentary committees such as the Standing Committee on Finance and Public Accounts Committee.
Mr. Jayant Sinha's prior business experience includes twelve years with McKinsey & Company as a Partner in the Boston and Delhi offices. At McKinsey, Mr. Sinha co-led the global Software and IT Services Practice. Until 2013, he was a Partner at Omidyar Network, an investment firm with over $850 million in invested capital, where he led theoverall investment strategy and operations in India. He also spent several years as a Managing Director at Courage Capital, a billion dollar global special situations hedge fund.
Mr. Sinha holds an M.B.A. with Distinction from the Harvard Business School, an M.S. in Energy Management & Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Technology degree with Distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.