The Honourable Vasant Bharath, Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications assumed office on June 23, 2012. He brings with him a robust professional foundation to Government, with both international and local private sector experience, with a record of achievement in complex and culturally diverse business transformations. He has worked in a plethora of sectors, and served on many Boards.
Among all these achievements, he found the time to ensure that his academic qualifications were also robust. he is a Chartered Accountant by profession (FCCA) and holds a Masters Degree in law (LLM) specializing in Intellectual Property Rights, along with a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), specializing in International Marketing.
He grew up in politics, following in his father’s footsteps in November 2007 and becoming the Parliamentary Representative for St Augustine.
His first love is agriculture, having served as Minister of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs from May 2010 to June 2012. He currently serves as the Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications and the Minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Economy.