Alejandro Gaviria Uribe

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Alejandro Gaviria Uribe
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3rd Minister of Health and Social Protection of Colombia
Assumed office
3 September 2012
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Beatriz Londoño Soto
Deputy Director of the National Planning Department of Colombia
In office
7 August 2002 – 6 February 2004
President Álvaro Uribe Vélez
Preceded by Tomás González Estrada
Succeeded by José Leibovich Goldenberg
Personal details
Born 1965
Santiago, Santiago, Chile
Citizenship Colombian
Nationality Chilean-Colombian
Spouse(s) Carolina Soto Losada (-present)
Alma mater Antioquia School of Engineering (BSCE, 1987)
University of the Andes (MEcon, 1993)
University of California, San Diego (PhD, 1998)
Profession Economist

Alejandro Gaviria Uribe (born 1965) is the 3rd and current Minister of Health and Social Protection of Colombia. A former Dean of the School of Economics at the University of the Andes from 2006 to his appointment as Minister in 2012, he has previously served as Deputy Director of the National Planning Department of Colombia, and has worked as Researcher and eventually Deputy Director of the Foundation for the Higher Education and Development (Fedesarrollo), a private non-profit policy research centre based in Bogotá, as well as Researcher for the Inter-American Development Bank.[1]


Minister of Health and Social Protection[edit]

On 30 August 2012 President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón announced the designation of Gaviria as Minister of Health and Social Protection of Colombia.[2] Gaviria was sworn in on 3 September 2012 succeeding Beatriz Londoño Soto.

Personal life[edit]

Gaviria was born in 1966 in Santiago, Chile, to Juan Felipe Gaviria Gutiérrez and Cecilia Uribe Flórez.[3] He is married to Carolina Soto Losada, the current High Presidential Counsellor for Government, Private Sector and Competitiveness of Colombia. He has two children, Mariana Gaviria and Tomas Gaviria. On september 6, it was announced he was being treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. [4]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ "CV of Alejandro Gaviria" (PDF). University of the Andes. Retrieved 29 April 2013. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Presidente designó a Alejandro Gaviria como Ministro de Salud" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Office of the President of. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  3. ^ García Vásquez, Julio César. "Álvaro Uribe Vélez y su Parentesco con los Dirigentes del País Económico" (PDF) (in Spanish). Bogotá: Interconexion Colombia. pp. 142–143. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
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