Adriana Delpiano Puelma (born February 27, 1947 in Santiago) is a Chilean politician and former Intendant of the Santiago Metropolitan Region (Intendenta de la Región Metropolitana). She received a degree in Social Work from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and earned her Masters of Education Science from the Center for Advanced Studies (Centro de Estudios Avanzados) in Mexico.
Delpiano served as Researcher and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program of Research in Education and as professor at the Universidad Católica de Chile.
An activist for the Partido Por la Democracia, in 1994 Delpiano was named Minister of National Resources (Ministra de Bienes Nacionales). She left the ministry in 1999 in order to work as the assistant executive director for the presidential campaign of Ricardo Lagos. Delpiano, a personal friend of President Ricardo Lagos, was named Director-Minister of the National Women's Service (SERNAM), making its primary work on the issues of divorce and domestic violence. She left the ministry in 2003, and later served as Undersecretary of Regional Development. Delpiano was called on to temporarily fill the position of Minister of the Interior from May 9 - May 24, when Francisco Vidal filled the post. In 2006, Delpiano was named by President Michelle Bachelet the Presidency Socio-Cultural Area Director (Directora del Área Socio Cultural de la Presidencia de la República). With this new post, she presided over the foundations and social organizations that depend on the president's cabinet.
In January 2007, Delpiano assumed the role of Intendant (governor) of the Santiago Metropolitan Region, replacing Víctor Barrueto. In this position, she was in charge of the Transantiago transportation project.
- El Mercurio (Santiago), 28 de enero de 2007, p.D8
- "Rulers.org, May, 2005".
- "Adriana Delpiano asume cargos de Primera Dama". La Nación.cl. March 16, 2006.
- "El reemplazo de Barrueto por Delpiano en Santiago marca primer cambio de intendentes y gobernadores". La Nación.cl. January 22, 2007.
- "Delpiano consideró que Transantiago es un factor de seguridad para todos" (in Spanish). Radio Cooperativa. January 23, 2007.
|Intendenta de la Región Metropolitana
Intendant of the Santiago Metropolitan Region
|Succeeded by: Álvaro Erazo
Luis Alvarado Constenla
|Ministra de Bienes Nacionales
Minister of National Resources
|Ministra-Directora del SERNAM
Director-Minister of the National Women's Service
Cecilia Pérez Díaz