Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw
Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw is an Indian politician and former Indian Administrative Service officer currently serving as the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology of India, since 8 July 2021. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In June 2019, he became a member of the Parliament of India representing Odisha State in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house. On 07 July 2021, he was appointed as a Cabinet Minister and was given the charge of Railways and Information Technology ministries. Earlier in 1994, Vaishnaw joined the Indian Administrative Service in the Odisha cadre, and has worked extensively in Odisha. Vaishnaw was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw did his M.Tech from IIT Kanpur, before joining IAS civil service in 1994. In 2008, Ashwini Vaishnaw left for the US to do his MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After his MBA, Ashwini Vaishnaw came back to India and joined GE Transportation as Managing Director. Subsequently, he joined Siemens as the Vice President - Locomotives & Head Urban Infrastructure Strategy. Previously, he has worked as deputy chairman of the Mormugao Port Trust, and thus has experience in both public and private sector enterprises.
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