Piyush Goyal assumed the office of Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs on 23 Jan 2019 preceded by Arun Jaitley.
Personal Life: Piyush Vedprakash Goyal born on13 June 1964, He is the son of Late Shri Ved Prakash Goyal who had served as a Union Minister for shipping in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet and was also in Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) for a long time. His mother Chandrakanta Goel was a three-time MLA from Maharashtra.He is married to Seema Goyal and they have two children, both of whom studied at Harvard University.
Education: He has had a strong academic record – all-India second rank holder Chartered Accountant and second rank holder in Law in Mumbai University. He has participated in Leadership Programs at Yale University (2011), Oxford University (2012) and Princeton University (2013) and is currently pursuing the Owner / President Management (OPM) Program at Harvard Business School. He did his schooling from Don Bosco High School, Matunga.
2001-2004: He served on the board of India’s largest commercial banks, the State Bank of India 2001-2004 and Bank of Baroda 2002-2004 as Government nominee.
2016: He was elected as the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha on 3 June 2016.
5 July 2016 – 3 September 2017 – Minister of Mines
26 May 2014 – 3 September 2017 – Minister of New and Renewable Energy
26 May 2014 – 3 September 2017 – Minister of Power
26 May 2014 – 3 September 2017 – Minister of Coal.
3 September 2017 – Minister of Railways
14 May 2018 – 23 August 2018 – he was temporarily given additional charge of Ministry of Finance during Arun Jaitley’s absence for medical treatment. He presented the Interim Budget on 1 Feb 2019.
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