Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno

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Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno
Juan Carlos Pinzon Bueno April 2012.jpg
Minister of National Defence of Colombia
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 5, 2011
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Rodrigo Rivera Salazar
Director of the Administrative Department of the Presidency of Colombia
In office
August 7, 2010 – September 5, 2011
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Bernardo Moreno Villegas
Succeeded by Federico Renjifo Vélez
Personal details
Born (1971-12-22) 22 December 1971 (age 42)
Bogotá, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Spouse(s) María del Pilar Lozano (1997–present)
Children Natalia Pinzón Lozano
Juan Pablo Pinzón Lozano
Alma mater Pontifical Xavierian University
(BA, 1996; MSc, 1999)
Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton
(MPP, 2010)
Profession Economist
Religion Roman Catholic
Signature
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pinzón and the second or maternal family name is Bueno.

Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno (born December 22, 1971) is the current Minister of National Defence of Colombia.

Minister of Defence[edit]

Pinzón with Canadian Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay (left) and US Senator John McCain at the Halifax International Security Forum in 2012

Pinzón received honourable mention for his outstanding academic performance as BSC in economics. He holds a Master’s of Science in Economics from the Pontifical Xavierian University, where In addition, he was awarded a scholarship for his Master’s in Public Policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Pinzón also completed his advanced studies in international relations and strategic studies at The Johns Hopkins University, and in science and technology policy at Harvard University.

As part of his public service, Pinzón served as the Deputy Minister of Defence. In 2010, President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón appointed him as Presidential Chief of Staff. His public and private tenure also includes positions such as, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director at the World Bank, Vice President of the Colombian Banking Association, Assistant Vice President of Investment Banking at Citigroup, private Secretary and Chief of Staff for the Finance and Public Credit Ministry, and as an Economist for Colombia at Citigroup. The World Economic Forum selected him a Young Global Leader in 2011.

Pinzón has remained an active member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies since 2000. In the early 2000s, he participated in the UNDP Expert Council’s efforts to design a democratic security agenda for Colombia. While with the Ministry of Finance, he was responsible for the coordination of the Defence Ministry budget by special request of the Minister.

Pinzón taught economics at the Pontifical Xavierian University and the Universidad de Los Andes. He has also published several articles in recognised academic magazines and newspapers on financial markets, macroeconomic policy and financial policy.

Personal life[edit]

Pinzón was born on 22 December 1972.[1][2][3] in Bogotá[4] to Coronel Rafael Pinzón Rincón and Marlene Bueno[5] He is married to María del Pilar Lozano with whom he has two children: Natalia and Juan Pablo.[6]

References[edit]

Ministry of National Defence

  1. ^ Santos Calderón, Juan Manuel (5 September 2011). "Words of President Juan Manuel Santos during the swearing in of Juan Carlos Pinzón as Minister of Defence" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Office of the President (SIG). "Su padre, el coronel Pinzón, su madre, Marleny, deben estar muy orgullosos...Usted y su señora nacieron en el Hospital Militar..." 
  2. ^ "Perfil: Juan Carlos Pinzón Ministro de Defensa" [Profile: Juan Carlos Pinzón, Minister of Defence] (in Spanish). La Silla Vacía. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Es un gran conocedor de las FFMMH" [He is a very knowledgeable about the Military Forces]. La República (in Spanish) (Bogotá). 1 September 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Nuestra generación podría ver la paz" (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Pinzón Bueno, Juan Carlos (5 September 2011). "Discurso del Ministro de Defensa Juan Carlos Pinzón en la Ceremonia de Posesión y Reconocimiento de Tropas" [Speech of the Minister of Defence Juan Carlos Pinzón at the Troops' Swearing and Recognition Ceremony] (Speech) (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Ministry of National Defence. p. 1. Retrieved 11 September 2011. "Mi padre Coronel Pinzón Rincón, mi Madre Marlene, Maria del Pilar, Natalia, Juan Pablo..." 
  6. ^ Gutiérrez Zapata, Ricardo (29 June 2010). "La disciplina de Juan C. Pinzón" [The Discipline of Juan C Pinzón]. El Espectador (in Spanish) (Bogotá). Retrieved 11 September 2011. "Hace 13 años se casó con María del Pilar Lozano, a quien conoció por ser amiga de su hermana. Son padres de dos hijos: Natalia, de 12 años, y Juan Pablo, de 5." 

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