Alejandro Gaviria Uribe

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Alejandro Gaviria Uribe
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Rector of the university of the Andes(Colombia)
Assumed office
22 May 2019
Preceded byPablo Navas Sanz de SantaMaria
3rd Minister of Health and Social Protection of Colombia
In office
3 September 2012 – 7 August 2018
PresidentJuan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded byBeatriz Londoño Soto
Deputy Director of the National Planning Department of Colombia
In office
7 August 2002 – 6 February 2004
PresidentÁlvaro Uribe Vélez
Preceded byTomás González Estrada
Succeeded byJosé Leibovich Goldenberg
Personal details
Born1965
Santiago, Santiago, Chile
CitizenshipColombian
NationalityChilean-Colombian
Spouse(s)Carolina Soto Losada (-present)
Alma materAntioquia School of Engineering (BSCE, 1987)
University of the Andes (MEcon, 1993)
University of California, San Diego (PhD, 1998)
ProfessionEconomist

Alejandro Gaviria Uribe (born 1965) is a Colombian economist and Engineer. He is known as the 3rd 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. On May 22, 2019, he was elected as Headmaster of the prestigious University of the Andes for a four year period. [1]

Career[edit]

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. On 7 August 2018, he was succeeded by the medical doctor and surgeon Juan Pablo Uribe Restrepo under the government of president Iván Duque Márquez.

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 6 September 2017, it was announced he was being treated for Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.[4] Gaviria identifies as an atheist who does not believe in life after death.[5]

Selected works[edit]

References[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.
  4. ^ http://www.semana.com/nacion/articulo/alejandro-gaviria-tiene-linfoma/527973
  5. ^ ""No cambio mi convicción de que no hay vida después de la muerte": Alejandro Gaviria" (in Spanish). Semana. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2019.

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