NIRMALA SITHARAMAN is an Indian politician from the state of Andhra Pradesh presently serving as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, as well as a Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs.

She was a member of the National Commission of Women and until recently served as a national spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party. Mrs. Sitharaman has a Master's in Economics from JNU.