Cecilia Álvarez-Correa Glen

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Cecilia Álvarez-Correa Glen
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Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia
Assumed office
11 August 2014
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Santiago Rojas
Minister of Transport of Colombia
In office
September 3, 2012 – August 11, 2014
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Miguel Peñaloza
Succeeded by Natalia Abello
Personal details
Born (1953-08-30) 30 August 1953 (age 61)
Ciénaga, Magdalena, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Alma mater Pontifical Xavierian University (BsIE)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Álvarez-Correa and the second or maternal family name is Glen.

Cecilia Álvarez-Correa Glen (born 30 August 1953) is an Industrial Engineer and Colombian politician that serves as Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia under President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. Álvarez-Correa is credited as the first woman to hold this post in Colombian history. Previously, Álvarez-Correa served as the 12th Minister of Transport of Colombia.


On 28 August 2012 President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón announced his decision to appoint Álvarez-Correa as Minister of Transport of Colombia.[1] She was sworn in on 3 September at a ceremony at the Palace of Nariño. On August 11, 2014 Álvarez-Correa assumed the role of Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia.

Personal life[edit]

Cecilia was born on 30 August 1953 in Ciénaga, Magdalena, the youngest of eight children to the Sephardic Jewish descent-family of Jaime Álvarez-Correa Díaz-Granados and María de Lourdes Glen Ruiz.[2][3]

She recently made public her personal relationship with the Minister of Education Gina Parody[4]


  1. ^ "Presidente Santos designó a Cecilia Álvarez-Correa como Ministra de Transporte" (in Spanish). Bello, Antioquia: Colombia, Office of the President of. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Cortissoz, Jaime Haim (4 September 2012). "Álvarez-Correa: de los judíos de Curazao a ministra". El Heraldo (in Spanish) (Barranquilla, Atlántico). ISSN 0122-6142. OCLC 20412212. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Correa Díaz-Granados, Ismael A (1996). Anotaciones Para una Historia de Ciénaga (PDF) (in Spanish). Medellín: Editorial Lealon. p. 403. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
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