Piyush Goyal is the Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy in the Government of India. He is a Member of the RajyaSabha and was earlier the National Treasurer of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He headed the BJP's Information Communication Campaign Committee and oversaw the publicity and advertising campaign of the party including the social media outreach for the Indian General Elections 2014.
He has a brilliant academic record - All-India second rank holder Chartered Accountant and second rank holder in Law in Mumbai University. He was a well-known investment banker and has advised top companies on management strategy and growth.